Mercedes Shows Stunning EQA Electric Concept

The latest concept from Mercedes-Benz is an all-electric stunner, the EQA is the first compact concept for the EQ brand.

It’s the second concept in the EQ line, the brand that will be seen on the new electric cars from Mercedes. This one is a compact, called the EQA.

“The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA proves that we are serious about introducing electric mobility throughout the portfolio,” said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche.

The EQA has a range of around 250 miles, depending on the battery. The lithium-ion pack comes from Daimler subsidiary Deutsche Accumotive. That company provides cells for the Smart ED line. It’s a modular design that can see different size packs for different size vehicles. in the EQA, there is a capacity of over 60 kilowatt-hours.

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The car has two electric motors, with a total system output of 268 horsepower. There is one motor on each axle, which allows for variable torque distribution and all-wheel drive.

Outside, this is a very cleanly styled vehicle. The EQA has a simple three-door hatchback shape.

“We eliminated creases and lines and reached the next level of purity,” said Gorden Wagener, Daimler design chief.

The black front panel is a virtual grille, and it changes based on the driving mode. Sport mode displays a flaming wing, and Sport + turns the grille into the vertical struts of the AMG Panamericana grille. The head and taillights are lit by laser fibers.

The first EQ model to see production will be the EQC, based on last year’s concept EQ. The EQC is scheduled to see production in 2019. No word on when a production EQA would be introduced.


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