The small utility vehicle, aimed at young, urban customers, is being launched as the EQA 250 with a range of 265 miles under the WLTP test standard. Output is rated at 140 kilowatts or 188 hp. Additional variants including all-wheel-drive models with higher output and longer ranges will follow.
The solution, which is being developed with the U.S.-based startup QuantumScape, uses solid electrolytes and lithium metal that the partners claim creates a denser, safer cell. If it can be industrialized at scale, the two companies could collaborate on a 20 gigawatt-hour factory.