Mercedes-Benz ELC Long-Range Electric Crossover Coming In 2018

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 13

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC PHEV 

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC PHEV

Thus far, Mercedes-Benz has shown only a slight interest in pure electric cars. The automaker has instead focuses on plug-in hybrids with very minimal electric-only range. That may change though as Autobild is reporting that M-B is prepping a pure electric ELC crossover (based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC) for production starting in late 2018.

As World Car Fans states:

“Autobild is reporting the model will be based on the GLC but feature unique styling that puts an emphasis on aerodynamics. The styling changes are expected to be pretty dramatic as the publication is reporting only the roof and windows will be shared with the standard model.”

Additionally, the ELC is expected to have a Tesla-like flat battery pack mounted underneath the floor of the vehicle. Two or more electric motors will be present, with total horsepower claimed to be up to 536.

Range, as estimated on the NEDC cycle, is in excess of 248 miles (or ~200 on the EPA cycle).

Wireless charging is rumored to be included and pricing is suggested to start at below $54,600.

Beyond the ELC, Autobild suggests that Mercedes could launch a pure electric ELA by 2020 or so. The ELA would be based on the GLA and would competes with the likes of the Tesla Model 3 in regards to range and price.

Source: Autobild via World Car Fans

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13 responses to "Mercedes-Benz ELC Long-Range Electric Crossover Coming In 2018"

  1. PureElectricPower says:

    Lies, lies and again lies from Germany. Mercedes never sale so cheap – $54k. Now B class electric is $43-44k.
    Lies from VW, Audi, Porsche and now those.
    They will sale electric car but with high price because they want big profit.

    1. Aaron says:

      Going from ~100 miles to ~200 miles for $11K additional? Honestly that sounds about right, especially given battery prices dropping.

      Lies? No. Vaporware? Yes, until it comes out. I fully expect that MB will deliver.

    2. mustang_sallad says:

      Why do you say lies from VW and Audi? They are already selling good plug-in vehicles in large numbers in Europe. It’s almost like people here don’t WANT any german automakers to follow through on any of this stuff.

      1. MDEV says:

        Diselgate

        1. Braben says:

          Which, of course, Mercedes had nothing to do with.

      2. PureElectricPower says:

        From 2009 Audi says that always next year they will have A3 etron Pure Electric vehicle. But still nothing. Why you thing thay are doing this?

  2. jelloslug says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  3. Speculawyer says:

    Management at GM deserves to be smacked across the head if they don’t come out with a Voltec based SUV or CUV soon.

  4. alain says:

    lets face ,five small years we went from 800$ the kilwatt,to about 175$Five years from now or much closer it will be cheaper to make an bev than an ice ,if it not already the case.

  5. vin says:

    The B-Class Electric Drive has more cargo space than the current GLC or GLA… all have less cargo space behind the rear seats than a LEAF, and much less back there than the RAV4 EV. Would rather see them electrify the ML in 2018 so I can upgrade to that when my B-Class lease is up in 2018 and get rid of my RAV4 EV.

    1. ffbj says:

      Sounds like a plan.

  6. Tech01x says:

    Ah, Autobild, the Weekly World News of the automobile industry puts out an unsourced speculative article. Are we supposed to believe any of this?

    1. PureElectricPower says:

      No, no, no.