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5TH NOVEMBER 2018
BY: IRMA VENTER <www.engineeringnews.co.za/author.php?u_id=15> CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR
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Mercedes-Benz’s first battery electric vehicle (EV) will make its debut in South Africa next year, with sales to start in 2020, says Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa marketing director* Selvin Govender*.
The special edition EQC models to hit the road in 2019 will serve to create awareness for Mercedes-Benz’s new EQ EV brand, with the campaign to move on to sales from the showroom floor the next year, he adds. ADVERTISEMENT <www.engineeringnews.co.za/adcentre/rv/en/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=3066__zoneid=420__cb=2994c3a475__oadest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.airliquide.co.za>
“We need to slowly build up demand. We need to make the EQ brand attractive,” notes Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) co-CEO and Mercedes-Benz Cars executive director*Johannes Fritz*.
“We are preparing the ground for what is to come, but we still have a way to go in South Africa – us and other manufacturers.” ADVERTISEMENT <www.engineeringnews.co.za/adcentre/rv/en/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=4125__zoneid=647__cb=602cdf3761__oadest=http%3A%2F%2Finternational.go-dove.com%2Fen%2Fevent-19993%2FTransnet-Engine…>
The EQC is built on the mid-size GLC sports-utility vehicle platform.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first series-produced model to be launched under the EQ brand. It has an electric range of more than 450 km.

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