Mercedes-Benz Releases Preview Of The EQA Its Tesla Fighter

Posted by at 12:27 pm on June 13, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has released a video of the concept version of its Tesla Model 3 competitor — the EQA. The EQA is an electric version of Mercedes’ A-class subcompact sedan. This year, the German automaker is expected to launch the gasoline version of the A class in the United States.

The video, which mostly shows sweeping views of the Sicilian countryside, signals that the EQA hatchback will feature blue LED stripes along the sides and back and an LED nose panel. Unlike most concept cars, the EQA sports side mirrors instead of cameras. The vehicle’s interior is not visible.

Mercedes expects to launch the EQC, an electric compact crossover, next year. An S-class variant, the EQS, is also on the product road map.

The EQ entries — 10 of them by 2022 — will have body styling distinct from existing Mercedes light vehicles in their segments. The 10 electric vehicles are part of 50 electrified vehicles planned by 2022. Those 50 also include plug-in hybrids, fuel cell vehicles and vehicles with 48-volt electrical systems.

Mercedes parent Daimler has said it expects between 15 and 25 percent of its global sales to be EVs in 2025.

 

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