Of course, its all over the news for the fan crazed EV car lovers that this dream car of millions named Mercedes-Benz EQC(previously know as Mercedes-Benz Q1) is being delayed by a year in the US. How unfortunate, or tactical is the question?
The question above though is not for us to think but for the parent company of Mercedes (Daimler). When we say EV the first thing that strikes hard on the head is Tesla and its EV knowledge and implementation. The empire built by Musk is huge, huge enough to make big companies like Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz to doubt themselves to enter the competition in their range. Mercedes-Benz’s this new classic has proven to be very efficient and effective in countries like the United Kingdom and worldwide, by fulfilling expectations along with the Emission laws set by the European Union(EU) and others. This Power-packed SUV faces issues due to lower performance than Tesla, but being in the same pricing range (200miles in 80kWh).
The initial cost of this beast was $67,900 at the base, which is less than Audi E-Tron with a base price of $74,800 and Tesla Model X at $84,900. But seeing everything well for the company at places like china that is the worlds largest market for automation proceeding the list that is US and UK at par for second spot, one of the problems faced by Mercedes-Benz is the Presidential rule of Donald Trump and his failed attempts of being a duplicate of Obama by placing his eras laws.
Tesla has sold hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles in the US, in large part because of the success of the Model 3 sedan. But other automakers have struggled to find similar success with their first EVs. Audi’s only selling a few hundred E-Tron SUVs per month, according to some estimates, while the Jaguar I-Pace’s sales are even lower. General Motors has found better luck selling the more affordable Chevy Bolt; the American automaker typically sells anywhere between 1,000 to 2,000 Bolts per month.
Mercedes-Benz isn’t the first car company to withhold an electric car from the US market. Volkswagen has said that its first mass-market EV, the ID 3 hatchback, won’t be coming Stateside at all.
The EQC is only the first of many EVs to come from Daimler and Mercedes-Benz, which have promised to announce 10 all-electric models by 2022.