Mercedes-Benz will postpone deliveries of its EQC electric SUV for up to three months, according to German media.
The production should begin in the spring of this year at the Bremen plant, but the model could reach customers in November, instead of this Summer. According to initial plans, the first limited deliveries of the Mercedes-Benz EQC would begin in June.
However, the German Handelsblatt financial newspaper announces that this program cannot be respected, as Mercedes simply doesn’t have enough batteries. The quoted source argues that the Stuttgart manufacturer has difficulties in supplying components for battery production. For this reason, in the initial phase, Mercedes-Benz will be able to produce very limited EQC numbers that will be delivered to “VIP customers”. Instead, the usual delivery rate will begin at the earliest in November.
If confirmed, the information is not surprising, given that many European producers are having difficulty supplying the batteries or the components needed to manufacture them.
In addition, Audi also had to postpone the launch of the e-tron electric SUV on the market pending the approval of a new software version.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is equipped with an 80 kWh Li-Ion battery that provides about 450 kilometers of autonomy according to the NEDC standard, and it takes about 40 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%. The drivetrain consists of two electric motors that together generate 300 kW, the equivalent to 408 horsepower, while maximum torque is rated at 765 Nm.