Mercedes-Benz unveils the EQA electric crossing with less than 300 miles of range

The compact SUV will be on sale in 2021, but only in Europe for now

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Mercedes-Benz has thrown the curtain on the EQA crossover, his last electric vehicle as part of a slate of new EVs that are planned for the years to come. The compact SUV will have a range of fewer than 300 miles, a battery pack of 66.5kWh, and a netlist price of 39,950 € ($48,442).

The EQA, which is based on the GLA class of the German car manufacturer of SUVs, is planned to enter production this year in Europe, But it is likely that it will not have happened to the United States at any time. That said, a spokesman for Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, said that the EQA is still paying attention to the US market.

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American, because buyers would better wait for the EQB electric crossing, which will be closely related to the GLB boxier class vehicle. The EQB is also planned to enter production later this year. Meanwhile, EQS and EQE models will be the first EVs built on the new Mercedes.

the EQA modular electric vehicle platform is built on the same vehicle platform as the EQC SUV $68,000, Which was supposed to start shipping to the United States in early 2020 but was pushed to as with the EQC, Mercedes is based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) to estimate the range of 486 km (300 miles) for the EQA.

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So is regrettable because the NEDC standard is widely considered outdated and is in the process of being replaced by the globally harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) it’s supposed to be a little tighter. The US Environmental Protection Agency. It conducts its own tests to set electric car range estimates, which tended to be lower than NEDC and is considered to be closer to real-world performance. If and when the EQA reaches the United States, its estimated range by the EQA is less than 300 miles.

The EQA, which is being launched as “EQA 250”, will have a 66.5kWh battery pack, which is slightly above average for EVs on the road today. The largest Tesla battery is 100kWh, available in the S model and X model, which is one of the largest batteries currently available.

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the EQA will start in Germany at € 47,540.50. Mercedes says it plans to release additional variants of the crossing, including a complete traction version with an additional electric motor that increases output power to 200kW or more, at the same time it offers a version with a range of more than 500 kilometers (310 km) Based on the standard.
40a interested buyers will have some options within the EQA. They can choose two 7-inch screens for the instrument group and main entertainment screen, or a widescreen variant with two 10.25-inch screens. It will not have the latest revelation of Mercedes-Benz, mastitis, pillar, 56-inch touch screen that will start in the next sedan.

The EQA luxury electric EQS will come standard with the manufacturer’s second-generation MBUX infotainment system that plays physical buttons in favor of a totally digital (And voice control) user experience in the car.

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Mercedes-Benz sees the EQA as a “point of entry” in the growing family of electric vehicles of the manufacturer. More modest than the EQC SUV, the new crossover is sure to find its fair share of interested buyers. The question is whether the German manufacturer can compete for EV-curious buyers when Volkswagen, Tesla, BMW, and others seem to progress at a faster pace.

The Verge / TechConflict.Com

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