Frankfurt Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 13, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has ripped the covers off its Concept EQA small vehicle at this week's Frankfurt motor show, previewing a second all-electric model to be released from the German premium brand at the turn of the decade. The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA likely indicates that we could soon expect to see the A-Class electrified!

With a pair of electric motors (one on each axle) the EQA is being touted as an "electric athlete in the compact segment". Total output is around 200 kW with permanent all-wheel drive.

With two driving modes on offer, Sport and Sport Plus, that can split torque front and rear, the Concept EQA can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in about five seconds, making the all-electric small auto quicker to the landmark triple digits than some dedicated sportscars including the Toyota 86 and Mazda MX-5. A 60 kWh lithium-ion battery is supplied by Daimler.

It manages a range of about 400 kilometres depending on the battery installed.

According to Mercedes, the EQA will feature a driving range of about 400km and can be topped up at a quick-charge station at a rate of 100km per 10 minutes. Performance from 0 to 100 km/h is in the region of 5 seconds. Well Mercedes-Benz may have just made the fuel cell vehicle a little more desirable with the introduction of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell, which combines a fuel cell powertrain with a fully electric powertrain, that can either run on hydrogen or be plugged in.

Riding on 20-inch wheels, Mercedes highlights the car's short overhangs, and large glasshouse as a signature of future electric designs. The alubeam paint finish contrast with the black panoramic glass roof.

Mercedes have committed to launching more than ten all-electric cars by 2022.

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