While most people talk about the Audi E-Tron coming and that it will be competition for the X, Mercedes also has their EV SUV and forthcoming EV brand "EQ". Well trust me on this, the Mercedes EQC400, based on what I just read, mind as well be called DOA and is far from being a "Tesla Killer".
In the most recent issue of The Star magazine (MBCA), they have what is basically a PR statement by Mercedes and below are some quotes from it;
".....the EQC is a pioneer for an avant-garde electric look while representing the design idiom of progressive luxury" Google this vehicle and it looks like any plain vanilla wrapper SUV.
"....In terms of quality, safety and comfort, the EQC is the Mercedes-Benz among electric vehicles and highly convincing in the sum of its attributes" You know Mercedes marketing wrote this...
" ...."thanks to an ingenious operation strategy using a lithium-ion battery supply 80 kWh, the EQC has preliminary estimated range of 279 miles, according to the New European Driving Cycle......"
"....As standard, the EQC is equipped with a water cooled onboard charger with a capacity of 7.4kw...."
"The EQC will go on sales in the United States in 2020"
I don't know what 279 miles from the new European standard means in EPA miles, but I am guessing that translates to maybe 250 miles and they are using a meager 7.4 kw charger. At least in my S, there is a 10 kw charger. So not only will this EQC not go very far compared to a X, it will take longer to charge it. Also if history dictates anything, Mercedes will charge you extra to get a dedicated 240V charging cable, versus just providing an adapter. That is what they did for the B-Class EV.