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First Mercedes electric SUV makes UAE debut in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

The National 2018-11-06 04:25:03

The Mercedes-Benz EQC made its UAE bow on Wednesday at the at Abu Dhabi's St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.

The EQC, , is the German carmaker's first electric model and is the first of 10 all-electric vehicles slated for the coming years.

The SUV is driven by electric motors on the front and rear axles, with a combined output of 300kW, and Mercedes says that it offers a range of more than 450 kilometres.

“Our EQ cars are fully connected and integrate seamlessly into the electric ecosystem in the region,” said Christophe Vloebergh, Case implementation manager at Mercedes-Benz Middle East, and called the new model "a game-changer" and "a symbol of the dawn of a new mobility era" for his company.

Production of the EQC will start next year.

This year's two-day International Conference on Future Mobility, the fourth running of the event, concludes today (Thursday) and showcased a variety of future-facing vehicles from a number of manufacturers, as you can see from our second gallery below.

A variety of future-facing cars were showcased at this year's International Conference on Future Mobility, including BMW's hybrid i8 Roadster. Victor Besa / The National

Visitors to the conference look at a Tesla Model X. Victor Besa / The National

Toyota displayed a range of electrified vehicles, including the hybrid versions of the Camry and Lexus ES. Victor Besa / The National

It also showed off its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai. Victor Besa / The National

Chevrolet's Bolt EV. Victor Besa / The National

The Mercedes-Benz EQC had its UAE launch at the conference. Victor Besa / The National

Some of the electrified cars at this year's International Conference on Future Mobility. Victor Besa / The National


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