Mercedes EQ reservations open for kr 20.019 (~$2,500 USD)

Mercedes EQ reservations open for kr 20.019 (~$2,500 USD)

As is often the case, potential customers in Norway get the first crack at ordering the hottest upcoming electric vehicles, and can now place reservations for the upcoming GLC-sized, all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC.

Previously, Audi opened the reservation books for its E-Tron Quattro in late April.

Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept

Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept

The production version of the electric SUV has yet to be revealed, so the reservations (20,019 NOK/~$2,500 USD) are fully refundable at this point. The interest is apparently so high though, that the reservations are limited to one per person.

Mercedes has noted a very high interest rate since they started collecting deposits this past Thursday, and while they did not give a number, the number had reportedly approached 2,000 units by time of press today.

First deliveries are expected in 2019.

Mercedes-Benz EQ concept was equipped with a 70 kWh battery, good for 500 km (310 miles) on the hopeful NEDC system, in the real world, driving range will be more like 350 km (220 miles).

With two electric motors and 300 kW of power for all-wheel drive, the EQC can reportedly accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds.

You can reserve the car in Norway through website.

source: Hegnar, hat tip to Miguel!

Mercedes EQ reservations open for kr 20.019 (~$2,500 USD)

Mercedes EQ reservations open for kr 20.019 (~$2,500 USD)

Bonus: One of the concepts in San Francisco: