Mercedes-Benz is dressed in a surprisingly conservative dress.
At the Paris Motor Show in 2016, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Generation EK study, which is an overview of the current EKC electric car. Over the past few years, double prototypes have been built, tested cold and warm, and several in the security center have completed their careers. In the beginning, electric cars were still run by GLC and GLE, but the last two seasons have already been flooded with their heavily disguised, finishing bodies. He wanted to make sure, but this is not, since the unusually long phase of the test is a reason to wait. There was a need to create the capacity for producing batteries, Daimler does not want to depend on the supplier, so the Deutsche Accumotive company has a modular battery system. A unit that uses lithium-ion technology is in the frame that is part of the ramp that absorbs the energy of the car, otherwise there is a high-voltage control unit.
The shape has been transformed over the years to the fact that there is a traditional grille on the front of the car, and the lights that were previously connected to the graphics are already connected to a brightly lit LED line. The EVA construction kit is specially designed for electrical models, with the meter and wheelbase freely adjustable to allow the maximum battery size between the axles below the floor.
EKC will begin with a capacity of 80 kilowatt hours, but according to engineers, in the foreseeable future it will reach 110 kilowatt hours. There are 204 horsepower on the front and rear axles, so that the power of the system is 408 horsepower, 765 nm meters of system torque. This is a 5.1 seconds sprint of 0-100 km / h, the maximum speed electronically limited to 180 km / h and promises a standard range of over 450 kilometers. Up to 120 kilowatts of DC chargers could be powered by batteries, but 50 kilowatts of battery chargers are still in use. The liquid-filling device is 7.4 kilowatts, which is capable of fast feeding, especially with the Mercedes-Benz charger.
An economical driving assistance system tells you when you start to take off the foot from the pedal of the gas to get the correct speed at the end of the acceleration and increase the energy recovery if it is tilted. Mercedes does not want to be the first in the race to accelerate with its electric car, but to pass the traditional values of the brand, for example, that steel springs would be especially favorable. Its weight of 2425kg helps remove the blockade with 650kg of battery.
Like the latest brand models, two large monitors are instrument panel and, of course, a MBUKS digital assistant on board. In the menu system, behind the EC mosaic, there are dedicated options for an electric car, including long charging, remote companion compass control and navigation while driving. With contrasting colors and materials, that is, soft and hard surfaces, the interior of the electric car is unique. The EC-characteristic color of the color is visible on the ventilation vent valves on the EKC. From the outset, the sporty look and feel of the AMG Line package can be configured, with a new spectacular rim of 20 and 21 inches.
In Norway, orders for the EKC type have already been received by dealers, with a payment of 20,019 crowns, with nearly seven hundred thousand forints, and the total purchase price corresponds to 23 million forint in the order of magnitude. In Europe, in the second quarter of 2019, we are launching the market, we will get cars from Bremen. In addition, they will produce the EKC for the regional market in Beijing Benz Automotive, with the former CCS system, and the other is China GB / T or Japan's CHAdeMO standard for charging lightning.
This article was published in the world economy on November 6th