Most of the car makers find Fuel economy and meeting emission standards difficult to handle. The auto giants have been investing thousands of dollars in research and development which will help reduce or get rid of emissions. Tesla and Toyota have already topped the charts with their remarkable automobiles that run entirely or partly in electric charge. Mercedes joins the rat’s race with electric EQ crossover concept. Although the 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQ A struggles to impress environment discerning buyers. Not to mention, with a heftier price tag, quite unlike a Tesla S.
2019 Mercedes-Benz EQ A Powertrain
The all electric 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQ A could have a single electric motor that powers the front wheels. It is expected that the new model will have a range of movement between the two charging about 150 miles.
For the purposes of upcoming electric model, Mercedes-Benz is starting to build a new gigafactory for the production of electric car batteries in Germany. The electric motor will offer a 534 lb-ft of torque
Engineers at Mercedes has installed energy recovery mechanisms which optimize the vehicle’s electric motor and operates intelligently. Mercedes claims that efficiency of the electric engine will depend on various factors. Unnecessary braking and accelerating back to back can reduce the power to regain charge produced from kinetic energy when the vehicle moves.
Transmission and Eefficiency
Combined with a 7-speed auto transmission, the elecric motor has a potential of 33 kWh and can be charged conveniently in the regular 220V power outlet. The center console allows the rider to choose from 3 Modes, E-MODE, E-SAVE and CHARGE.
As compared to Tesla Model S, this 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQ A can rev from 0-60 more than 5 seconds. The Tesla S is lighter and more efficient and needs 2.5 seconds to reach 0-60 mph. The dual electric motor in Tesla is no comparison against the EQ A since it is more energy efficient than the latter.
Not much is known about the interiors and also how it will look. Mercedes is keen on improving the aerodynamics and make this EQ A a faster and more comfortable. The concept version of this vehicle added new sets of metallic hues and carved out of carbon fiber and aluminum. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQ A might undergo a facelift and cooler grilles.
From the inside, an excess of leather makes up the passenger friendly automatically controlled seats. For infotainment, Mercedes has paid particular attention and installed Dolby surround sound with the bass enhancer. Connectivity has been improved with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled large touch screen.
Price and Release Date
With a range of over 150 mpg with E-Mode, Mercedes sets the bar too high for competitors to catch up with. Although it fails to compete with Tesla, rigorous development, says Mercedes will help improve efficiency for future electric cars. 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQ A is expected to be priced at around $60,000 and set to hit the markets in 2019 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.