Mercedes-Benz dealers will be happy to sell you a luxurious sedan, SUV, or sports car, but don’t go looking for one that’s all electric any time soon.
Speaking with Autoblog, a Mercedes-Benz representative confirmed that the new EQC electric crossover isn’t bound for American showrooms any time soon.
“Following a comprehensive review of market developments, the EQC will not be offered in the United States for now,” the spokesperson told Autoblog.
Mercedes is no stranger to electrification, though currently only one plug-in hybrid model is a part of its U.S.-market lineup – a plug-in version of the GLC compact luxury SUV. That stands in marked contrast to its showrooms in Europe, which offer a plug-in version of nearly every body style Mercedes offers.
The GLC 350e 4Matic includes a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four gas engine paired with an electric motor and a battery pack. The combo is good for a scant 22-mile electric range on a full charge. That’s just enough for a typical commute, though it pales in comparison to the 200-mile-plus range offered by nearly every mainstream electric car available today.