Right after a series of American launch delays, Mercedes-Benz has decided not to deliver the EQC to the U.S. at all.
“Subsequent a detailed evaluation of marketplace developments, the EQC will not be available in the United States for now,” a Mercedes spokesperson confirmed to Green Auto Studies.
This follows a report from very last fall that the EQS would guide the brand’s EV rollout in the U.S., fairly than the considerably less-pricey EQC, as originally prepared. Mercedes did confirm in December that an SUV edition of the EQS would be crafted in Alabama starting up in 2022 (alongside with a next SUV referred to as EQE). An EQS sedan is scheduled to commence generation in Germany later on this calendar year.
The to start with EQC rolled off the assembly line in May 2019, and Mercedes then prepared to provide it to the U.S. that summer months.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC
In a to start with travel we observed it to be comfy and versatile—although its assortment and charging ended up certainly not up to the standard established by Tesla.
The U.S. start was step by step pushed again to 2021 as Mercedes focused on European deliveries. Mercedes hasn’t offered any current updates, while the EQC in fact acquired a price for the U.S. current market as a 2020 product. In November 2019, Mercedes claimed it would start out at $68,895—undercutting the Audi E-Tron and Jaguar I-Speed.
Mercedes also recently uncovered the lesser EQA crossover, with fairly underwhelming specs looking at its Tesla Product Y-rivalling price tag. The corporation hasn’t yet stated whether it, or the expected linked EQB, will occur to the U.S.
The final EV Mercedes marketed in the U.S. was the B250e (also offered as the B-Course Electric Push), which bundled a propulsion system provided by Tesla.