Mercedes EQA EV charging guide for Australia and NZ
The first Mercedes in their electric range.
The long awaited baby small electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz is causing a stir amongst electric car community in Australia as it's not only keenly priced but also a viable alternative to the Tesla Model 3 AND yet to be released Model Y. Ths is the second of the company’s ‘EQ’ sub-brand, which will soon be followed by a the larger EQS executive electric limosine, and the compact Mercedes EQB SUV. We’re expecting seven Mercedes EVs in the country by 2023.
Equipped with an 66.5kWh battery pack, you can expect a range of around 400km on a single charge. The EQA boasts a 0-100km/h acceleration of 8.9s.
AC & DC
Still waiting for the Tesla Model Y? The Mercedes EQA is a viable worthy alternative.
Mercedes has beaten Tesla at its own game by bringing a small electric SUV to market in Australia. This super smart electric SUV has Mercedes legendary build quality and driving dynamics which put ICE equivalent vehicles to shame. This is taken to another level by fitting a ton of sound-deadening material and double glazed glass, meaning that, on most road surfaces, there’s very little obvious tyre roar or wind noise.
Mercedes EQA Specifications
The EQA seats 5 comfortably has a cvurb weight of 2040kg and a dimensions of width 4463 and height 1615. The electric motor mounted to the front wheels puts out 140kW and 375Nm of torque making it a fast to drive and well as fast to charge from its 11kW.
Which electric charge port does the Mercedes EQA use?
The EQA is equipped with a Type 2 CCS charge port. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers. The combination port allows for fast DC charging as well as the standard AC charging.
We are currently recommending the Myenergi Zappi as the best domestic wall charger to go with the EQA.
How long does it take to charge the EQA?
The maximum AC charge rate is 32amp or 11Kw or 70km of range per hour connected. Time to fully recharge at the typical 32amp single phase or 7kw is around 9 hours or 7 hours from a . This is only possible to charge this fast with a wall charging station or wallbox such as the myenergi Zappi. If you use a granny slow portable electric car charger (or EVSE) then the time to charge will be take close to 32 hours!
If you have solar panels at home or at the office, then UK brand Myenergi Zappi is the perfect EVSE charger. It's solar-aware technology links into your solar system to ensure you're never pulling from the electricity grid to charge your Mercedes EQC - adjusting the charge depending on the amount of power you're pulling in the house so you always get clean, self-generated power behind your driving!
How to charge the EQA a public J1772 Type 1 electric car charger
A Type 1 public charging unit and cable will charge your Mercedes EQA at up to 7kw / give you 50 kms per hour of charge.
For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 electric car chargers have been the norm for Australia and New Zealand. The issue for new car owners is there are many charging stations which use the J1772 Type 1 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of.
The answer is this incredibly useful J1772 to Tesla (Mennekes) adapter cable.
This allows you to connect to J1772 Type 1 charging station; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 7.6kw or 40-50 kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations available in your area!
How to charge the EQA at a public Type 2 Mennekes EV charger
The Type 2 to Type 2 cable will charge your Mercedes EQA up to 11Kw / add 120 km for every hour of charge.
An essential cable for every Mennekes/Type 2 vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charge points. There is a trend for public charge points to be universal; this means the point has no in-built cable.
The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanently cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo. They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.
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