Like all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the EQC (2019) prototype undergoes an extreme testing. The EQC is being intensively tested and undergoes a demanding programme with around 500 individual tests. Prototypes and pre-production vehicles cover several million kilometres on four continents until their market launch. There are also special tests for the electric drive, the battery and the interaction of all drive components. In addition, the first Mercedes-Benz member of the technology and product brand EQ is checked on numerous test rigs. In doing so, the Mercedes-Benz engineers can build on the comprehensive knowledge gained from digital testing.