The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQA SUV: The Complete Guide

Mercedes-Benz EQA SUV
Price: £44,495
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV (Compact)
Battery size: 66.5 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 250 - 263 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g


Mercedes-Benz, simply known as Mercedes, is a leading global luxury automative manufacturer based in Germany. The company is headquartered in Stuttgart and is famed for its high quality passenger vehicles, to include the Mercedes-Maybach. However, the company is also a leader in manufacturing commercial vehicles, to include the plug-in Mercedes eSprinter commercial EV and the plug-in Mercedes eVito electric van.

Mercedes-Benz EQ is the sub-brand used by the company for its portfolio of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and mild hybrids. The pure electric cars are branded as EQ, while the PHEVs are branded as EQ Power. The mild hybrid vehicles are branded as EQ Boost. The BEV portfolio includes:

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The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQA

The all-electric Mercedes EQA compact SUV is part of the Mercedes EQ electric mobility family. The electric EQA is closely related to the conventional Mercedes-Benz GLA vehicle. The luxury compact EV is initially available only in the EQA variant. However, the company is expected to make available two more variants (EQA 300 4MATIC and the EQA 350 4MATIC) for this electric vehicle (EV). The EQA 250, has 190 hp, while the EQA 300 and the EQA 350 have, 228 hp and 292 hp, respectively.

The EV is being built at the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt factory, which has reduced its CO2 output by 58% between 2011-2019. The automotive company is committed to achieving ‘CO2 neutral’ for all its factories globally by 2022.

As you would expect from Mercedes, the EQA is a highly refined pure electric SUV. The compact SUV is appropriate for those individuals and families living in cities and adjoining suburbs. The EV is equipped with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system.

The EQA 250 is available in only one EV battery size (66.5 kWh) with an emission free electric driving range over 250 miles. The EV has an 11 kW on board charger and can be rapid DC charged up to 100 kW (30 mins). The e-SUV is perfect for day trips, as well as short commutes! The EQA does not qualify for the UK government PiCG grant, and prices start from £44,495.

Luxurious and comfortable to driveCheaper alternatives available
High quality interior specifications and infotainmentDC charging only up to 100kW
11 kW on board charger as standardCargo volume not as large (340 L)


The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQA SUV (credit: Mercedes)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV (Compact)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (3 Options)
EQA Sport (from £44,495): EQA 250
EQA AMG Line (from £45,995): EQA 250
EQA AMG Line Premium (from £48,995): EQA 250

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 66.5 kWh
Charging:100 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 30 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Height (mm):1620
Width (mm):2020
Length (mm):4463
Wheelbase (mm):2729
Cargo Volume:340 L

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

EQA 250
EV Battery Capacity:66.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):250 – 263 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):189 – 179
Charging:100 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 30 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:8.9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):N/A
Max Power (hp):190
Torque (Nm):375
Kerb Weight (kg):2,040

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Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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