According to Mercedes, the electric model EQC, which was already sold out before the market launch, will probably not be available for sale until the end of this year. Delivery of the electric SUV is scheduled to begin in June, but for the time being only “a few VIP customers” will be served.
According to a report in German Handelsblatt, dealers will not receive any significant quantities of the electric SUV until “November at the earliest”. That would be another three months later than originally planned for the Mercedes EQC. According to the report, Mercedes-Benz apparently having problems with ramping up the quantities could be due to the fact that the Germans are not getting enough batteries.
The electric vehicle, for which customers must spend at least 70,000 euros, will be integrated into series production at the Mercedes plant in Bremen, where it will roll off the production line together with the C-Class and the GLC. In addition, the joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd. (BBAC) is preparing for the start of production of the EQC for the Chinese market.
handelsblatt.com (in German)
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