Mercedes Benz Joins The Race For Electric Car Dominance

Mercedes Benz, one of the worlds top luxury car manufacturers, have unveiled an all new heir to the throne of their line up of electric vehicles, the EQA crossover.

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled have unveiled the EQA crossover. The vehicle will be the automakers latest electric vehicle as part of a slate of new EVs that are being planned for the coming years. The compact SUV will have a range of fewer than 300 miles, a 66.5kWh battery pack, and a netlist price of $48,442).

The EQA, which is based on the German automaker’s GLA-class of SUVs, is scheduled to go into production this year in Europe. The EQA, which is launching as EQA 250, will have a 66.5kWh battery pack, which is slightly above average for the EVs on the road today. Tesla’s biggest battery is 100kWh, available in the Model S and Model X, which is one of the biggest batteries currently available. This very stat is sounding a warning off to Tesla, that a new heavy hitter is in the market, gunning for their market share.

Mercedes-EQ, EQA 250, Interieur, Nevagrau, Edition 1. EQA 250 (Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,7 kWh/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km);Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,7 kWh/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km*
Mercedes-EQ, EQA 250, Interior, neva grey, Edition 1. EQA 250 (combined power consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km);Combined power consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*

Mercedes says it plans to release additional variants of the crossover, including an all-wheel-drive version with an additional electric powertrain that increases the power output to 200kW or more, while also offering a version with a range of more than 500 kilometres (310 miles) based on the WLTP standard.

Interested buyers will have options when it comes to the EQA’s interior. They can either choose two 7-inch displays for both the instrument cluster and main infotainment screen or a widescreen variant with two 10.25-inch displays. It won’t have Mercedes-Benz’s recently revealed, mammoth, pillar-to-pillar, 56-inch touchscreen that will debut in the upcoming EQS luxury electric sedan.

Mercedes-Benz sees the EQA as an “entry point” into the automaker’s growing family of electric vehicles. The question is whether the German automaker can compete for EV-curious shoppers when Volkswagen, Tesla, BMW, and others appear to be progressing at a faster pace.

Mercedes-EQ, EQA 250, Edition 1, digitalweiss. EQA 250 (Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,7 kWh/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km);Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,7 kWh/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km*
Mercedes-EQ, EQA 250, Edition 1, digital white. EQA 250 (combined power consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km);Combined power consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*
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