Mercedes delays the US launch of its all-electric SUV until 2021

Mercedes delays the US launch of its all-electric SUV until 2021

Mercedes’ EQC all-electric SUV was at first booked to land in the US in mid 2020. In the event that you were planning to purchase the vehicle stateside, you’ll need to hold up somewhat more. Mercedes has rescheduled the dispatch date to 2021.

The EQC landed in Europe not long ago, and clearly it “produced high intrigue,” enough with the goal that Mercedes’ parent organization Daimler made a “key choice to initially bolster the developing client request” in Europe.

The EQC base model is relied upon to begin at $67,900 – not exactly the $74,800 Audi E-Tron and the $84,990 Tesla’s Model X. Both of those models are at a bargain now, so they have a head start. Postponing the clearance of the EQC in the US will probably cost Mercedes countless deals.

As The Verge calls attention to, the US is keeping pace with, if not behind, Europe with regards to EV deals, to some degree since Europe has severe emanations guidelines. Starting in 2020, those guidelines will stipulate that solitary five precent of every automaker’s armada can surpass 95 grams of CO2 for each kilometer, Autoblog clarifies. By 2021, the guidelines will be significantly stricter, so Daimler’s choice could be an endeavor to go along and dodge fines.

At the point when the EQC does at long last arrive at the states we can anticipate top of the line extravagance and the MBUX infotainment system.

The full-statement, which Mercedes shared with dealers last week, is below:

“The EQC launch in Europe and other markets earlier in 2019 generated high interest worldwide for the EQC. In a recent direction from Daimler AG, it is a strategic decision to first support the growing customer demand for the EQC in Europe. As a result of this decision, the U.S. market launch date of the Mercedes-Benz EQC will be rescheduled to 2021 (originally Q1 2020).”