Mercedes-Benz EQA (2021)

The complete guide to charging your Mercedes-Benz EQA (2021), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more. This guide is based on the 250.

Last updated: Apr 22, 2022 7 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

263 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


Daimler take another step into the electric future with their new compact BEV SUV, the Mercedes-Benz EQA, following on the formula used in the 2019 EQC. Based on the ICE-powered GLA frame, the EQA is essentially the little brother to the EQC, having a smaller battery, less performance and slightly less range. However, the range difference is minimal, thanks to being a smaller, more efficient vehicle, and importantly, the EQA is a more competitively priced option, still packing tech to the gills and a premium Mercedes-Benz interior.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Mercedes-Benz EQA

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your EQA from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 29 h 8 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 19 h 13 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 10 h 25 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 6 h 39 m/h
50kW Public Locations 50 min 88 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 30 min 177 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Mercedes-Benz EQA with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 11kW
Rapid: CCS

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Max DC rate: 100kW
Connector location: Left Side - Front
Connector location: Right side - Rear

Where you can charge a Mercedes-Benz EQA

You can charge your Mercedes-Benz EQA conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £799*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Mercedes-Benz EQA

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £17.69 7.91p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £16.68 12.43p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 263 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 224 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 8.9 seconds
Top speed 99 mph
Engine power 187 bhp / 140 kW
Torque 375 Nm
Battery size 66.5 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 63.2 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 298 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 33 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Mercedes-Benz EQA is eligible for the OZEV Plug-in Car and EV chargepoint grants. You will also benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price* £44,495
Vehicle warranty 3 years / 60,000 miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 2% £889
23/24 2% £889
24/25 2% £889

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group 42-48
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.