The kerb weight of the EQC 400 4MATIC is 2,420 kilogrammes. The largest proportion omitted is 39 percent for steel and iron, followed by light-alloys (23 percent) and polymers, i.e. plastics (18 percent).
For this reason, one developmental focus is on further reducing the use of resources and the environmental impacts of the materials used. Compared to current electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Mercedes-Benz intends to reduce the use of primary resources in the powertrain and battery technology by 40 percent by 2030.
In the new EQC a total of 100 components plus small parts such as push studs, plastic nuts and cable fasteners with a total weight of 55.7 kilogrammes can be produced partially from resource-friendly materials.