£35,000 *Price from
60.0 kWh *Useable Battery
215 mi *Real Range
275 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is a conceptThe EQA will be Mercedes-Benz' second full-electric vehicle under the EQ subbrand. The original EQA concept was a hatchback, but the production verion will be a compact SUV. Dimensions and design are expected to be similar to the Mercedes GLA. Mercedes hasn't officially announced when the vehicle will go in production, but rumours indicate that the vehicle will be revealed in late 2020 with deliveries starting in 2021.
Some specifications are based on the original EQA concept.
All specifications with an * are estimates.
Price from * £35,000
|Introduced at||IAA Frankfurt 2017|
|Expected from *||March 2021|
Lease (BCH) from * £425 pcm
|Annual VED *||£0|
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||5.0 sec|
|Top Speed *||124 mph|
|Electric Range *||215 mi|
|Total Power *||200 kW (268 hp)|
|Total Torque *||369 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||60.0 kWh|
|Charge Port *||Type 2|
|Charge Power † *||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->215 mi) † *||6h30m|
|Charge Speed † *||34 mph|
|Battery Useable*||60.0 kWh|
|Fastcharge Port *||CCS|
|Fastcharge Power (max) *||100 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (22->172 mi) *||33 min|
|Fastcharge Speed *||270 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||215 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||275 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||145 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Length *||4450 mm|
|Width *||1810 mm|
|Height *||1500 mm|
|Wheelbase *||2700 mm|
|Weight Unladen (EU) *||1600 kg|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)||No Data|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Max. Payload||No Data|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
|Segment||Small Family Car|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
Company Car Tax Indication
Financial Year 2020-21
|BIK Tax Rate||0%|
|P11D Value from *||£37,945|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£0|
|BIK @ 20% *||£0 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£0 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£0 pcm|
Financial Year 2021-22
|BIK Tax Rate||1%|
|P11D Value from *||£37,945|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£379|
|BIK @ 20% *||£6 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£13 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£14 pcm|
Financial Year 2022-23
|BIK Tax Rate||2%|
|P11D Value from *||£37,945|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£759|
|BIK @ 20% *||£13 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£25 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£28 pcm|
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Mercedes EQA. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
NOTE: Mercedes has not released details about the on-board charger of the EQA. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||30h45m||7 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||19h15m||11 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||9h45m||22 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW||6h30m||33 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW †||6h30m||33 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Mercedes EQA.
Mercedes has not released details about rapid charging the EQA. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.
- Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
- Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||45 kW †||59 min||150 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||100 kW||80 kW †||33 min||270 mph|
|CCS (150 kW DC)||100 kW †||80 kW †||33 min||270 mph|
† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle
Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.
All about the Mercedes EQA
This electric vehicle is a concept: data marked with * are estimates and other data might not be officially confirmed. The text below is written as if the Mercedes EQA would be available today. Please note that data for the final production version might differ significantly from the concept. The purpose of listing this concept vehicle is to give an insight in upcoming vehicles and EV trends.
The Mercedes EQA has an estimated On The Road Price (OTR) of £38,000. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Mercedes EQA is eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,000. The grant will be applied to the invoice of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Mercedes EQA is £35,000.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Mercedes EQA is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The estimated maximum power of the Mercedes EQA is 200 kW (268 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 369 lb-ft. The Mercedes EQA is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 5.0 seconds. The estimated top speed is 124 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Mercedes EQA has an estimated total capacity of 60 kWh. The usable capacity is 60 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 215 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 6 hours 30 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 9 hours 45 minutes and a charge rate of 23 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 30 hours 45 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 100 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 80 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 150 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Mercedes EQA is about 275 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 145 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The Mercedes EQA emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.