And with a 66.5 kW battery, the EQA will have a range of less than 486 kilometers, with a starting price of 39,950 euros ($ 48,440).
The EQA, which is based on the GLA class of an SUV from the German carmaker, is set to go into production this year in Europe.
The EQA is built on the same vehicle platform as the $ 68,000 EQC, and like the EQC, Mercedes relies on the European NEDC standard to estimate a range of 486 km for an EQA vehicle.
The EQA, launched as the EQA 250, has a 66.5 kW battery, which is slightly above average for electric cars on the road today.
Mercedes says it plans to launch additional models of the car, including an all-wheel drive model with an additional electric powertrain that increases power output to 200 kilowatts or more, while also offering a model with a range of over 500 kilometers.
Interested buyers have some options when it comes to the EQA cabin. They can either choose two 7-inch screens for the dashboard and main infotainment screen, or a dual 10.25-inch widescreen.
It will not have the newly unveiled 56-inch touchscreen display that is supposed to debut in the upcoming EQS luxury electric sedan.
The EQA comes with the German carmaker’s second-generation MBUX infotainment system, which bypasses physical buttons in favor of a fully digital user experience and in-car audio control.
The EQA falls almost into the same electric Kona category from Hyundai, and it has similar specifications as well, as the first model comes with an 188-horsepower engine compared to the 201-horsepower Kona electric car, but Mercedes plans to offer models up to 268 hp.
Mercedes’ electric intelligence predictive navigation allows you to choose the fastest route, given your charging times, weather, traffic and your driving habits.
Other standard features include automatic braking and lane-keeping assist, and the car can pump excess heat from the battery into the passenger compartment, just as Tesla does with the Model Y.
Mercedes sees the EQA as an entry point into the carmaker’s growing electric vehicle family.