Mercedes-Benz to Unveil EQ A Concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show
German automaker Mercedes-Benz will reveal a new concept electric hatchback at the September Frankfurt motor show, which will be a part of the new EQ electric car sub-brand.
Presently undergoing construction at the Mercedes-Benz’ prototype workshop near Stuttgart, the zero emission hybrid concept will be a preview of the Mercedes Benz entry-level EQ A. The model will supposedly go on sale internationally in the year 2020 being a part of the automaker’s line-up of electric vehicles.
The car is being perceived as a direct competitor of BMW i3 and some future Volkswagen car models. The car is a part of a 10 EV series that Mercedes is planning at the cost of £8.6 billion programme. The ten models have a deadline of 2025 to which they must go on sale internationally.
The initial model in the series, EQ C SUV had been unveiled earlier last year as a concept car at the Paris motor show.
The EQ A will act as the central pillar in the Mercedes-Benz’ planning to reach the position of leader in the EV industry in the years to come since the hatchback is expected to be a mass market seller.
There isn’t much information available regarding the driving capacity of the EQ A, but Mercedes has been speculating using a cheaper and simpler package as compared to EQ C.