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.
It isn’t the first fully electric Mercedes, but the EQC is the company’s first dedicated electric car – that is to say that there isn’t a petrol or a diesel version on offer as well. And it’s the first of many pure electric models the German brand is planning to launch over the next few years under the EQ sub-brand.
The EQC is roughly the same size as the Mercedes GLC, so it’s a little smaller than the rival E-tron and Model X but slightly larger than the I-Pace. As with most electric cars, there’s 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.
And remember, if you decide to buy any new car, make sure you head over to the New Car Buying section of our website to find out how much you could save on the brochure price. It could be thousands of pounds without any awkward haggling.