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Mercedes-Benz EQC Gets a Technological Upgrade To Be Charged Faster

The Mercedes-Benz EQC has got a more powerful ex-factory water-cooled on-board charger (OBC) with an output of 11 kW.

The automaker has upgraded the technical specification of the zero-emissions EQC 400 4Matic*. AC (alternating current) charging time becomes considerably shorter.

Now owners can charge the EQC at home much more quickly at the Wallbox, and at public charging stations with alternating current.

The 80-kWh battery can be charged in 7.5 hours from 10 to 100 percent SoC (state of charge). Previously the model with a 7.4 kW charging capacity needed 11 hours.

It is also faster at DC (direct current) charging stations. Via Mercedes me Charge customers can conveniently use the world’s largest charging network that currently has more than 350,000 AC and DC charging points in 26 countries.

In the vehicle or via the Mercedes me App customers can receive the relevant price information from the suppliers even before the charging process.

Mercedes has been producing the EQC, its first all-electric vehicle, at the Bremen plant since May 2019, on one assembly line with the C-Class (sedan and wagon), GLC and GLC Coupé. The batteries for the EQC are made at the Kamenz site near Dresden.

The EQC for China is produced in Beijing, along with the battery systems for it.

Mercedes-Benz has gradually increased the capacities of the production sites. The company’s global product portfolio now encompasses five all-electric models and more than 20 model variants as plug-in hybrids.

*combined electrical consumption is 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km (2.9-3.08 mi/kWh)

Source: Daimler

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