We just received shocking news about the future of electric cars. The Mercedes-Benz EQC 1886 was just unveiled in New York. As their first battery-powered crossover. Although production has not begun, it will debut with the 1886 special edition. The name pays homage to their first car. The Benz Patent-Motorwagen made horses obsolete, and the EQC is poised to change the world also.

All examples will have a built-in AC charger that transforms household 110v into 7.4kW. It can also handle 240v from a dryer plug, or High Voltage DC from public chargers. It has 2 motors mounted at the front and rear to offer a combined 402 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque.

The main battery is 80 kWh, and pushes it to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Range predictions are between 277 to 293 miles depending on your driving mode. The ENERGIZING COACH system teaches you how to conserve range, and it even recommends mode changes based on traffic and average speeds. The 1886 edition will have embroidered seats, Burmester surround sound, and an exclusive exterior. Every example will be painted metallic high-tech silver.

Unlike the competition, it offers moderate acceleration and a battery focused on long term reliability. It doesn't have dancing doors or dog mode, but it is a warning shot to the electric car industry. The EQC is poised to be an affordable family hauler thanks to the federal tax rebate, so stay with us for all your Mercedes-Benz news.

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