Mercedes EQC now ex works with an 11 kW on-board charger

The Mercedes-Benz EQC will have a water-cooled on-board charger ex works with an output of 11 kW. This significantly shortens the time for AC charging at home at the wallbox and at public charging stations for the first member of the EQ electric car family, which was introduced in 2019.

With the new component, the 89 kWh battery in the EQC can be charged from 10 to 100 percent in 7 hours 30 minutes using alternating current. So far, this took 11 hours with 7.4 kW charging power. It is even faster at DC charging stations, where the battery pack with a maximum output of 110 kW can be filled from 10 to 80 percent in around 40 minutes.

The EQC is integrated into the ongoing series production at the Mercedes plant in Bremen. There it is produced on the same line as, among other things, the GLC combustion SUV, which serves as the basis. The EQC is selling According to media reports so far significantly worse than hoped, one reason for this is the comparatively short range of 390 kilometers according to the WLTP standard.

Meanwhile, the demand for the EQC, which costs 16 percent VAT from 69,484 euros, seems to be picking up: According to Mercedes, around 2,500 copies were delivered in September – so far, the company had been covered in terms of specific sales figures. Originally, 50,000 units were to be manufactured in Bremen and Beijing this year, but this goal is likely to be clearly missed.

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