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News Mercedes EQC, Volkswagen ID.3, Honda e: Electric Car News Recap

Mercedes EQC, Volkswagen ID.3, Honda e: Electric Car News Recap

A recap of the week’s top electric car news including production starting in the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the VW ID going on sale and the Honda e name confirmed.


Mercedes-Benz EQC Production Begins

Mercedes-Benz EQC Production starts
Mercedes-Benz EQC Production starts

The first units of the Mercedes-Benz EQC began rolling off the assembly line in Germany on Monday. The EQC is Mercedes-Benz’ first all-electric sport utility vehicle and it’s headed to North America next year. Pricing hasn’t been confirmed here, but the EQC will start at what equals to about $90,000 in Europe. Pre-orders are opened in Canada, but we don’t yet know much about the new EQC. Still, we know it’s coming.

Read the full story on the Mercedes-Benz EQC production here.


Volkswagen ID.3 Orders Open

Volkswagen ID
Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

The Volkswagen ID.3 went on sale yesterday as pre-orders were opened for VW’s upcoming electric vehicle. We also got a shot of the camouflaged ID.3 and learned more about the VW ID’s specs and available versions.

Read more on the Volkswagen ID.3.


The Honda e Confirmed

Honda e Prototype
Honda e Prototype at the Geneva Motor Show

Honda announced the official name of their first EV, the Honda e. Based on the Honda e prototype unveiled in Geneva last march, the Honda e isn’t confirmed just yet for North America, but chances are we will see it here. Early specs indicate the Honda e will have a range of about 200 kilometers.

More info on the Honda e EV.

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