The launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQC all-electric SUV in the US has been cancelled after already being delayed by over a year.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first all-electric vehicle from the German brand that was built from the ground up. It offers a range over 200 miles using a battery pack with 80 kWh of usable capacity, which powers two asynchronous motors with a total capacity of 300 kW (408 hp). It allows for DC fast charging at 110 Kw charge and is equipped with an 11 kW onboard charger. It is able to achieve a 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 180 km/h (111 mph).
Mercedes-Benz began deliveries of the electric SUV in Europe in 2019 and originally planned to launch the all-electric SUV in the US in 2020. Before incentives the EQC was expected to come to market in the US with a starting price of $69,000. However, Mercedes later pushed the US launch to 2021 as the German automaker wanted to focus on its European deliveries in order to meet EV sale regulations in the continent.
Now we are learning that the EQC won’t even launch the US, at least not in the near future, as the automaker has decided to cancel it.
According to a Mercedes-Benz representative (via Autoblog): “Following a comprehensive review of market developments, the EQC will not be offered in the United States for now.”
There was no further elaboration on the representative’s comment. For now, we will just have to wait for Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric equivalent to the company’s prestigious S-class, the EQS, which is slated to hit the US market later this year.