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Mercedes EQC review

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If you have any lingering doubts about whether electric cars really are the future, or at least a big part of it, the fact the big, premium brands are now in on the action should give you all the confidence you need to at least consider making the switch.

The Mercedes EQC is actually a little late to the party; this pure battery-powered luxury SUV joins a class that already includes the Audi E-tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X.

It isn’t the first fully electric Mercedes, but the EQC is the company’s first dedicated electric car – that is to say, there isn’t a petrol or a diesel version on offer as well. And its the first of many pure electric models the German brand is planning to launch over the next few years, under its EQ sub-brand.

The EQC is roughly the same size as the Mercedes GLC, so its a little smaller than the rival E-tron and Model X, but slightly larger than the I-Pace. As with most electric cars, theres no head-scratching when it comes to choosing an engine: the EQC's twin electric motors deliver more than enough performance than any Mercedes driver (with the possible exception of a certain Lewis Hamilton) is ever likely to want.

But how does the Mercedes EQC square up against the competition in key areas, including electric range, practicality, ride comfort and safety? Read on over the next few pages to find out.

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