Mercedes- Benz considers electric vehicles for India after unveiling ‘SUV of future’

Mercedes-Benz India has now confirmed that it is considering electric cars for the country especially with the newly launched Mercedes-Benz EQ C, the all-electric SUV.

The German automaker has also invested internationally, into launching a range of electric cars with its new sub brand – EQ. Following the launch in Delhi, Mercedes-Benz India has now confirmed that it is considering electric cars, especially the newly launched Mercedes-Benz EQ C all-electric SUV for India in the near future.

“We are evaluating what are the opportunities in terms of what we can bring to the market but then again, talking about electric, as you are aware, we have globally launched the EQC in Stockholm and that could be an opportunity for India. But looking at the overall electric scenario right now, there is some support, but for CBUs there is also a 100 per cent import duty and in spite of a low GST the ultimate pricing of the car would still be quite significant. Therefore at this point in time we still see only a very limited demand for electric vehicles.” Michael Jopp, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said in an interview to NDTV carandbike.

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The Mercedes-Benz EQ C coming to India could act as a big boost to Mercedes-Benz India especially if the company is able to set up charging infrastructure at the owner’s house/office space and also look into public charging infrastructure for EQ C owners at showrooms and service centres.

Mercedes-Benz is the largest luxury car automaker in the country by a considerable margin. The automaker has the widest range of cars from the A-Class hatchback to luxury cars like the Mercedes-Maybach S650, to iconic SUVs like the recently launched Mercedes-AMG G63 and of course, supercars like the completely bonkers Mercedes-AMG GTR.

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