The prototype Mercedes EQA shown in the photo

The prototype Mercedes EQA shown in the photo

February 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A fully electric crossover will be fully revealed before the end of the year.

The original EQA concept, which debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017, is about to turn into a production version with a five-door crossover. Mercedes has already confirmed that the final entry-level EV will be shown this year, and to ease the wait, the German brand has declassified prototype shots taken in snowy Sweden.

The prototype has a fully serial body. He was photographed during a harsh winter test, as Mercedes seeks to ensure the smooth operation of its electric vehicles, even at temperatures well below 0 degrees Celsius.

In current tests, engineers pay special attention to the battery, closely monitoring how the battery is charged in cold weather. EQA prototype evaluation also includes monitoring traction control systems and recovering energy from an electric crossover on ice and snow, as well as verifying the performance of all onboard safety systems.

The technical data of the serial crossover has not yet been declassified, but we note that the conceptual model was equipped with two electric motors with mussar power of 268 horsepower and 499 Newton meters of torque. The power reserve of the concept was 400 km. EQA production will be launched at the Smart factory in Hamburg, where Daimler will invest 500 million euros (about 542 million dollars at the current exchange rate).