Mercedes EQA: all-electric baby Benz goes testing

Published: 11 January 2021

 Mixture of GLA and A-class
 Coming this year

Mercedes is set to grow its offering of electric cars this year, starting with the EQS but quickly being followed by this, the new EQA. Built on the EVA 1.5 platform, the EQA will be the cheapest route to an electric Merc that isn't a Smart. And with an official reveal just around the corner, our spy photographers have snapped two EQAs – both with minimal camo. 

Mercedes electric cars

The EQA appears to be B-class/GLA-sized and features similar styling cues to the EQC which it sits below: take a look at the faux air intakes and rear light clusters. Size-wise, the EQA will run higher than the A-class because it needs to make room for that inevitable skateboard battery configuration.

Long time no tease

Ever since Mercedes announced its EQ range, we’ve expected the EQA – and we actually saw a concept vision of the car at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. As you’d expect, it featured more than a passing resemblance to the contemporary A-class, but also had a tonne of concept-style wizardry.

Since then Mercedes has put the EQC into production, and also revealed the EQS concept – an electric version of the range-topping S-class saloon. 

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast