Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday unveiled the EQA, a brand new electrical compact SUV as a part of plans to tackle rival Tesla and provide extra emission-free automobiles to shoppers to fulfill targets in Europe and China.
The EQA, the primary of a number of electrical fashions Mercedes-Benz plans to launch this yr, will initially have a spread of 426 kilometers, with a 500km mannequin coming later, the premium model carmaker stated in a video presentation.
The SUV will go on sale in Europe on Feb four at what board of administration Britta Seeger described as “very attractive price points”.
Electric car (EV) gross sales took off in Europe final yr as carmakers scrambled to fulfill European Union CO2 emissions targets. Sales obtained a lift from subsidies included in financial stimulus measures rolled out in France and Germany, particularly.
Sales of totally electrical and plug-in hybrid fashions rose 122% throughout the EU by way of the primary three quarters of 2020.
Mercedes-Benz describes the EQA as an “urban entry model” and board member Seeger touted its “sustainability, versatility, and fresh look”.
Electric carmaker Tesla acquired a head begin on conventional carmakers with its huge