Mercedes has unveiled its highly anticipated EQA, the brand’s new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. As the first all-electric compact SUV in the Mercedes lineup, the EQA offers an excellent compromise between performance, costs and time to market, bringing together the style of a GLA and delivering the characteristics of an efficient electric power train.
With a starting price of 47,540 euros, the EQA 250 will be launched with 140kW and a range of 486 kilometres. Additionally, Mercedes will introduce new variants, including all-wheel-drive models with 200 kW and ranges exceeding 500 kilometres.
Mercedes will integrate its ‘me Charge’ network, which currently comprises of more than 450,000 AC and DC charging points across 31 countries. What’s more, the app allows customers to use charging stations of various providers when travelling aboard. By registering just once, they can benefit from an integrated payment function with a simple billing process.
Mercedes have introduced more intelligent driving assistance systems to the EQA, with Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist as a standard feature. The purpose of this is to prevent a collision by means of autonomous braking or to mitigate its severity. The system is also able to brake for stationary vehicles and crossing pedestrians.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a Mercedes without luxury features. The EQA comes with a further distinctive design of Merfeces-EQ vehicles, with a continuous light strip at the front and rear, daytime LEDs and an industry-leading interior.
“Mercedes-EQ aspires to take the lead in the field of electric drive systems and vehicle software. To this end, we have defined some ambitious product development goals and resolved to push forward with the accelerated market introduction of new technologies”, says Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG; responsible for Daimler Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars COO.
“The new EQA allows us to show the way we envisage e-mobility as tailored to the needs of our customers. We will offer a whole family of EQA models, with output ranging from 140 through to more than 200 kW, and with front-wheel as well as all-wheel drive. And for those for whom the issue of range is particularly important, our portfolio will in due course also include a special version of the EQA with a radius of more than 500 kilometres according to WLTP5. The EQA proves that, by using a tried and tested architecture, it is possible to achieve an excellent compromise between performance, costs and time to market.”
“Progressive design and intuitive operation are two of the highlights of the EQA. With this car, for the first time we are offering our customers an all-electric Mercedes in the compact segment with an extensive range that ensures its viability in everyday use. As such, the new EQA is an important vehicle along our path towards the electrification of all our vehicle segments”, says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales.