Mercedes-Benz officials say we will not see a 100% Electric C-Class The Germans want to launch a medium-segment electric sedan under the EQ brand.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift (photo) is available with a micro-hybrid system, and soon the Germans will also introduce a plug-in hybrid variant. Officials in Stuttgart say there are no plans for a 100% electric C-Class.
Christian Frueh, chief engineer at Mercedes-Benz, says that in the near future we will meet a medium class sedan developed under the electric EQ brand.
Sources close to the company say the model would be on the market in 2022. The same recipe would also be implemented in the S-Class range, with the zero-emissions version being developed under the EQ brand.
So far, the Germans have confirmed the launch of the EQ A hatchback and the EQ C SUV. The EQ concept had two electric motors, one on each axle, and the total power delivered is 272 horsepower. The 60 kWh battery provides a range of 400 kilometers. In the case of the EQ C concept, the two engines offer over 400 horses, and the 70 kWh battery provides a range of 500 kilometers.
By 2025, Mercedes-Benz will launch ten 100% electric models, all to be produced on the Modular Electric Architecture (MEA) platform.