Mercedes-Benz have unveiled their first all-electric compact segment concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA likely indicates that we could soon expect to see the A-Class electrified!
In addition to the EQA and EQC, Mercedes-Benz is expected to also launch EQE, EQG and EQS models - trademarks that were registered by the brand in the United Kingdom in 2016 - to expand its burgeoning EQ model line. Compared with the B-Class F-CELL, the drive system offers around 40 percent more output.
Two drive modes dictate the level of performance users get from the EQA: Sport and Sport Plus. Depending on which program the driver chooses, the grille changes looks, showing a flaming wing in "Sport" or a Panamericana grille in "Sport Plus".
Maximum range is estimated at 400 km (249 miles) while charging is a matter of options: induction or wallbox. A 60 kWh lithium-ion battery is supplied by Daimler. In rapid charging mode, the EQA concept needs 10 minutes of juicing up to add 100 km (62 miles) of extra range. 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. The alubeam paint finish contrast with the black panoramic glass roof. It has been fitted with a set of 20-inch wheels. The Concept EQA uses a unique lighting concept with laser fibres creating a spiral-shaped signature which screams electricity.
Mercedes have committed to launching more than ten all-electric cars by 2022.