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One of the most important factors that automakers have to consider when engineering an electric vehicle is heat management. Batteries have a very specific optimal running temperature, which requires proper heating/cooling to maximize their efficiency. Mercedes just dropped this video which documents the intense conditions that the upcoming EQ C has been put through. Pricing for the 2019 EQ C are expected to start at $110,000 and it should officially debut later this year.
 

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Neat video, but I would've liked to hear a little more about the results of the testing. They didn't give us any idea of how the battery performed under hot conditions and if that had any impact on performance or charging times. Either way if they are testing pre production models, the full reveal shouldn't be far off.
 

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One of the most important factors that automakers have to consider when engineering an electric vehicle is heat management. Batteries have a very specific optimal running temperature, which requires proper heating/cooling to maximize their efficiency. Mercedes just dropped this video which documents the intense conditions that the upcoming EQ C has been put through. Pricing for the 2019 EQ C are expected to start at $110,000 and it should officially debut later this year. https://youtu.be/JAH8Xt5g-zE

I don't know where you got the $110K figure but that will be a no starter when it will buy 2 Mercedes GLC's. I've read everything I can possibly find on the EQC. Fake news.


https://ev-database.uk/car/1135/Mercedes-EQC
 

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I don't know where you got the $110K figure but that will be a no starter when it will buy 2 Mercedes GLC's. I've read everything I can possibly find on the EQC. Fake news.


https://ev-database.uk/car/1135/Mercedes-EQC
Correct, and we don't have to look too far to figure this out. Starting with what the EQC is supposed to be, which is an "entry-level sport utility vehicle", pricing simply has to start much lower. The Jaguar I-Pace is within the high $60k price range, expect the EQC to be around that.
 

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Well Audi is positioning the E-Tron to sit much higher than the I-Pace, with it sitting much closer to the Model X. I've seen pricing all over the place, but at this point its really just speculation. This is going to be heavily dependant on the final specs that MB delivers. Wont be able to charge more for a vehicle with less range than key rivals.
 

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I haven't seen information on trims but so far Audi does well in diversifying trims to target a wide range of buyers.

By not catering to a segment of buyers that's reachable with the first MB EQ they will be missing out on a lot.
 
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