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Mercedes-Benz of Taunton Hosts an Electric Event

This week Mercedes-Benz of Taunton hosted an exclusive Christmas unwrapping of the brand new EQC, Merecedes-Benz’ first all-electric vehicle, for our Business customers. Hosted by Lorraine Lane, Local Business Development Manager for Mercedes-Benz of Taunton and Exeter, this event welcomed the business community for an evening of networking and a chance to discover the Mercedes-Benz EQ range, including the EQC, smart EQ, and our range of plug in hybrids.

An electric evening at Mercedes-Benz of Taunton

As the sun set over the Mercedes-Benz of Taunton showroom, preparations were being made for an electric festive gathering. The showroom wowed with balloon arches and a tall, glistening Christmas tree.  As guests arrived they were welcomed with a warming glass of (non-alcoholic) mulled wine accompanied with a range of nibbles and mince pies. Guests began to mingle and had the chance to take in the sheer beauty of the interior and exterior design of the EQC.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC

With the climate emergency on everyone’s mind, Mercedes-Benz is proud to present the EQC to help reduce your carbon footprint. Electric cars not only provide a green alternative but also have the benefits of minimised running costs, a calmer, noise reduced journey and sharper acceleration.

The EQC is the happy medium of an SUV, and is based on our GLC model with a coupé design. The interior is designed for comfort and style, with stand-out rose gold styling.

The technology of the EQC extends beyond just the impeccable electric drive. The EQC is fitted with MBUX, a smart infotainment system. This intelligent system uniquely adapts to the user, storing your previous destinations, favourite music, comfort settings as well as dashboard and display preferences. The MBUX system familiarises itself with your routine and choices by learning your frequently used settings and curates them into a suggestions shortcut and makes suggestions based on your previous habits. Even if you share your car there is no reason to worry as all of these settings can also be saved into a profile, allowing you to easily transfer preferences between users.

Read our full product profile of the EQC

Lorraine, our Business Development Manager, experienced the EQC herself this week and said “I drove the EQC yesterday and I was very impressed with the advanced technology in the vehicle and how smooth the car is. It is lovely and quiet, really stylish vehicle and I am so impressed with the Plus Mode on the paddle shifts which gives you optimised charging when driving. In Plus Mode you only have to accelerate as the car will do the braking for you!

This vehicle is also very beneficial for company car tax & tax allowances; it is worth companies having a chat about the great benefits.” If you would like to enquire further please contact your Local Business Development Manager for more information:

Mercedes-Benz of Exeter & Taunton – Lorraine Lane on 01823 447501 or
Mercedes-Benz of Plymouth – Rick Metcalfe on 01752 720122 or
Mercedes-Benz of Truro – Sarah Hughes on 01872 520916 or

Our Guest Speaker

After enjoying learning more about the EQC, the smart EQ and the Mercedes-Benz Plug-In hybrid range, guests were treated to an exclusive talk from Patrick Tigwell from Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants.  Patrick gave an informal presentation on the benefits of company car tax with fully electric and plug in hybrid vehicles. For more information on how an electric vehicle could benefit your business, contact Patrick and the team for insightful advice.

We also have a useful company car tax calculator, which can help you to make an informed decision for your business.

The evening rounded off in perfect festive spirit with a small talk from Lorraine Littlewood at Furniss Food, who showcased her branded biscuits. If you’re interested in making the most of your next event, contact Lorraine and her team.

We would like to thank everyone that came to our event and we hope you had a wonderful time.

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