Mercedes-Benz EQA: Which Other EV Can You Buy?

Published on 9 Jul, 2024, 5:46 PM IST
Updated on 9 Jul, 2024, 5:46 PM IST

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Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+

Alternatives for the EQA include the iX1, XC40 Recharge, C40 Recharge, Ioniq 5, EV6 and Seal.

Mercedes-Benz launched the EQA electric SUV in India at ₹66 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It is the brand’s most affordable and smallest all-electric offering in the county. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz GLA and it is offered only in a single variant – EQA 250+. Let’s have a look at what else can you buy for the price of the new EQA. 

BMW iX1

Price: ₹66.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

BMW iX1

The iX1 is BMW’s smallest electric offering in India, barring the Mini Cooper SE. The iX1 is also available in a single variant, the iX1 xDrive30 M Sport. Powering the BMW EV is a dual-motor setup with 380 bhp and 494 Nm sending power to all four wheels. It has a single 66.4 kWh battery pack with a claimed range of up to 440 km. The battery supports up to 130 kW DC fast charging. 

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Price: ₹54.95 - 57.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo’s electric SUV comes in two variants – Plus and Ultimate. The single-motor Plus variant packs a 69 kWh battery with a claimed range of 475 km and produces 235 bhp and 420 Nm. The dual-motor Ultimate variant packs a 78 kWh battery with a claimed range of 505 km and churns out 402 bhp and 660Nm. The XC40 Recharge supports up to 150 kW DC fast charging. 

Volvo C40 Recharge

Price: ₹62.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Volvo C40 Recharge

The XC40 Recharge’s coupe SUV cousin is the C40 Recharge and it shares quite a bit with the Ultimate variant of the XC40 Recharge. It also has a 78 kWh battery with a claimed range of 530 km. The dual electric motors produce a healthy 402 bhp and 660 Nm, identical to the equivalent variant of the XC40 Recharge. Like its SUV counterpart, the C40 Recharge also supports up to 150 kW DC fast charging. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Price: ₹46.05 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai’s flagship model is the most affordable electric vehicle on this list. You get a 72.6 kWh battery with a range of 621 km (ARAI-tested). It has a single electric motor on the rear wheels that churn out 214 bhp and 350 Nm. Unlike the other EVs here, the Ioniq 5 supports up to 350 kW DC fast charging. 

Kia EV6

Price: ₹60.96 - 65.96 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Kia EV6

The Kia EV6 is a sister model to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and unlike it, the EV6 gets two variants. The single-motor variant produces 226 bhp and 350 Nm, while the dual-motor variant produces 320 bhp and 605 Nm. Both variants get a 77.4 kWh battery with a claimed range of up to 708 km. Both variants also support up to 350 kW DC fast charging. 

BYD Seal

Price: ₹41 - 53 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

BYD Seal

Yes, the BYD Seal is an electric sedan but it should be on your list when you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle. The BYD Seal is offered in three variants – Dynamic, Premium and Performance – and gets two battery pack options – 61.44 kWh and 82.56 kWh. The Seal has range of up to 650 km on a full charge and supports 150 kW DC fast charging. It is also the most powerful vehicle here with up to 523 bhp and 670 Nm. 

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