Frankfurt Motor Show. Mercedes unveils first compact electric car, the EQA

Electric Vehicles, Energy & Efficiency, Gadgets

Mercedes has revealed the new Concept EQA, its first all-electric EQ concept vehicle in the compact segment, at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017.

Set to rival the Tesla Model 3, the Concept EQA has a system output of over 200 kW from two electric motors. What’s more two drive programs, “Sport” and “Sport Plus”, offer a different front to rear torque distribution, allowing a choice of individual drive characteristics.

The black panel at the front end acts as a virtual radiator grille and changes its look according to the drive program. In the “Sport” drive program the grille depicts a flaming wing in horizontal format, while in “Sport Plus” mode vertical struts in the style of a Panamericana radiator grille are displayed.

In combination with the intelligent Mercedes-Benz operating strategy, the Concept EQA achieves a range of around 400 kilometres, depending on the battery capacity installed.

Th lithium-ion battery with pouch cells is supplied by the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. Thanks to their modular design, the innovative battery systems have a model-specific total capacity of over 60 kWh.

The Concept EQA can be charged via induction or wallbox and is also ready for rapid charging.

The first series-produced model of the new EQ product brand, the EQC, is set to be produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen from 2019. It is based on the Concept EQ exhibited in Paris last year.

You can see images of the Mercedes Concept EQA below: 

Chris Price
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