9.2.2021The Mercedes-Benz EQA crossover goes on sale in the UK
Mercedes-Benz has announced that its smallest electric vehicle is now on sale. The EQA is a compact crossover based on the GLA. It’s the third vehicle in the Mercedes EQ line, following the EQC and EQV.
Prices start at £40,495 after the government’s £3,000 plug-in grant. There are other variants planned but the launch model is the EQA 250, which has a 66.5kWh battery and an estimated range of 253 miles. The EQA will also support 100kW rapid charging meaning it’ll go from 10% to 80% in around 40 minutes. Despite being a crossover, the electric power means it's accelarate from 0-60mph in just 8.9 seconds.
Later, we can expect an all-wheel-drive twin-motor version with 260 horsepower, plus a 310-mile model. The all-wheel-drive model will have sportier credentials, a quicker 0-60 time, and the ability to head off the beaten path. Alongside these different EQA models, Mercedes also plans to release more vehicles in the EQ range. There’s a compact SUV, the EQB, and the EQS saloon, which are both due to be released in the coming months. All these models will have a striking interior with a large, curved screen that stretches almost the entire width of the dashboard.
A great feature of the EQ range is the Electric Intelligence navigation. It calculates the fastest route to the destination based on a number of factors. It uses ongoing range simulations to take into account necessary charging stops and also calculates based on numerous other factors such as topography and the weather.
There are a number of AMG styling upgrades also available on the launch model of the EQA.