Currently, Mercedes-Benz has just one fully electric vehicle — the EQC. It’s a midsize all-electric crossover that competes with the Tesla Model X and, more importantly, the Audi e-tron. However, the folks in Stuttgart weren’t just going to sit idly by and watch the Audi Q4 e-tron make its debut without making a competitor of its own. Which is why another Mercedes-Benz EQ crossover is in the works and has just been spied doing some camouflaged testing.
In these new spy photos (which we don’t own but you can see them here), you can see this upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQ crossover and it looks similar in size to the also-upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron. Both seem to be relatively small crossovers in line with cars like the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. At the moment, we don’t know what this car will be called but, if it keeps Mercedes’ current naming structure, it’s like to be the EQA.
Obviously, no specs have been revealed, as these are just very early spy photos. However, expect similar specs to the Q4 e-tron, as the Mercedes-Benz EQC has similar specs to the standard e-tron. The EQC is more powerful but has slightly less range from a similar battery pack. So the Benz trades a bit of power for range in the EQC and might to the same for whatever this new car is.
This is good news, though. The more affordable, premium EVs that hit the market, the better off we all are, as customers. The market needs more premium EVs, no matter their shape, as it will get more customers switching over to electric power. The more that happens, the cheaper EVs will become and the more affordable EVs we’ll get. It’s cyclical.
Now BMW needs to debut an electric X2 of some sort (hopefully with better looks) and the Big German Three will all have a horse in that race. If that happens, more and more automakers will take notice and follow suit.
[Source: Car Scoops]