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Old 11-16-2019, 12:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just posting the link so the others can see it. Aside from the charging network, the EQC is a good Tesla X competitor at a much cheaper price.
Any vehicle using a CCS plug has a larger network than native Tesla. Every automaker except for Nissan and Tesla have adopted the standard CCS plug for cars sold in the USA. CCS is the standard plug adopted by the Society of Automotive Engineers for the USA. Then they allowed charging companies to build out the charging network.

Per the DOE there are:

3,922 public DC fast charger locations in the USA and Canada. The breakdown by plug is:
2,750 CHAdeMO
2,605 CCS
766 Tesla
There are also 21,309 public Level 2 J1772 charger locations

Tesla does have a broader geographical reach because of Tesla's central planning to establish routes across the USA. Private companies tend to build chargers in metro areas where the majority of EV owners live.

The DOE alternative fuel map is here: https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electr...nnectors=J1772

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Old 11-20-2019, 11:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The EQC will start at $67,900 in the USA.
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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So no EQC for the USA after all - At least not in 2020. Mercedes has decided to keep all the EQCs they can produce in Europe to help meet EU CO2 standards.

In the EU a company's fleet average has to be 95 grams per km or below. The fine for each car above 95 grams is $106 per gram. EVs will go a long way towards offsetting fines from gas vehicles. (Daimler's average for 2019 was 135 g/km)
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In the EU a company's fleet average has to be 95 grams per km or below. The fine for each car above 95 grams is $106 per gram. EVs will go a long way towards offsetting fines from gas vehicles. (Daimler's average for 2019 was 135 g/km)
That's correct. Also, from my pov, Daimler refrains from selling outside of EU is:
  • incentives are increasing over the upcoming years in Europe, while it's the opposite in Asia and US
  • risk of not (yet) having EV services fully rolled out (Audi had quite a number of recalls with their EVs in the US)... at least from friends working in Daimler's battery team, I know they still were in trouble (one year ago) to get their battery management running flawlessly...what I think makes them 'all & big in - averse'

...reason for their marketing is, that if they can't sell, they at least want to have the brand globally "electrified" to be ready once they sell.

However, that's just my personal opinion.

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