Scotty Kilmer Talks About Mercedes EQC Reliability vs Gas Mercedes, Comparing to Tesla
What do you think of the new Mercedes EQC electric car. Will it be more reliable than gas Mercedes?
When it comes comparing the electric Mercedes SUV EQC with the gas Mercedes SUV you need to understand one thing about Electric cars: they have so many less moving parts. They don't need a transmission. They have electric motors direct drive. They don't have an ignition system, fuel system, they are just an electric motor.
EVs are much simpler vehicles than gas cars. If they are made correctly, yeah they are pretty dependable cars. There is no argument.
Now, I am saying they have to be built correctly because those things are using high voltage: 200 volt up. And if electric cars are not made right they can melt, start on fire like some of those Tesla's did, but if they're made right, yeah, they can be, you know, reliable cars.
Mercedes EQC May Have an Astronomical Price
Now, EQC being a Mercedes I am sure the prices are gonna be astronomical. You see, Volvo got bought by the Chinese then they said they're only going to make hybrid and electric cars in the future.
Hey, those guys are going to undercut the prices of everybody else.
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I wouldn't buy an electric car now anyway because I don't think the infrastructure is there, but as time goes on I imagine people are probably going to drive it around and a lot of Chinese electric cars.
Look at Tesla, he (refers to Elon Musk) is building the factory in China now. He built one the United States he's had problems with, so what's he doing now, is building a factory in China so he can make them cheaper.
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Editor's Note: 2019 Mercedes EQC Drivetrain and Performance
- All-new drivetrain.
- Two electric motors.
- 384-cell batter.
- 402 horsepower.
- 564 pound-feet of torque.
- 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
- Top speed at 112 mph.
- Five dring modes
- Price: Expected between the Tesla Model Y and Model X
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