Mercedes Has Begun Testing Its EQ All-Electric Platform

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Spy photographers have caught a development mule for the Mercedes-Benz EQC testing in Sweden.

The German automaker is developing a new platform that will underpin its range of electric vehicles, and to keep the design of its first model a secret the company is using the body of a Mercedes GLC. The modular platform being developed will be able to accommodate a wide range of sizes and models, with the German automaker expected to develop at least two SUVs and a sedan in the near future.

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The first has already been previewed by the Mercedes Concept EQ, which will be a crossover sporting coupe-like styling. The concept featured two electric motors that provided around 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque with a claimed driving range of about 310 miles. The platform is comprised of an intelligent mix of materials including steel, aluminum and carbon fiber.

Essentially, the EQ sub-brand is similar to BMW’s i which currently features the i3 and i8 models.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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