Latest Mercedes-Benz EV Concept Boasts 620-Mile Range on One Charge01/04/2022
Mercedes-Benz is taking EV technology to an entirely new level with its latest Vision EQXX concept. As the electric era continues to grow, Mercedes-Benz is proving to be determined to lead the way.
The unveiling of Mercedes’ concept EV claims that the EQXX boasts a 620-mile range before recharging. Should the EQXX become a reality, it has the potential to beat competitors including the Lucid Air Dream Edition by over 100 miles and even the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus by approximately 220 miles. Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, Ola Källenius spoke on the mission for creating the concept vehicle, “We will build the world’s most desirable electric cars.”
The EQXX is expected to be designed for road trips, answering the progressive demands of the current generation of modern customers. As a result of its latest digital innovation, the EQXX has the agility of a start-up and the speed of a Formula 1 racer. According to the simulations, the Vision EQXX would require less than 10 kWh to travel 62 miles on public roads and is expected to deliver an efficiency of more than 6 miles per kWh. In comparison tp the EQS, the EQXX’s battery is also half the size and therefore, 30% lighter. The solar panels on the roof would give the EQXX additional 15.5 miles of range, adding to the aerodynamic optimization of the car.
The Vision EQXX is considered to be a lightweight car at 3,858 lbs and a drag coefficient of cd 0.17 making it more aerodynamic than a football. Mercedes has also claimed that 95% of the battery energy will be directed towards the wheels of the vehicle. The interior of the EQXX is also impressive and features a single 47.5-inch, mini-LED 8K screen. Similar to the Hyperscreen in the EQS, it spans across the entire width of the front dashboard as a one-piece display. Mercedes-Benz AG, Chief Technology Officer responsible for Development and Procurement said,
“As a halo car, the VISION EQXX firmly establishes Mercedes-Benz as the brand that pairs luxury with technology in the automotive world and beyond. And the way we developed it is as revolutionary as the vehicle itself. VISION EQXX has seen the best minds from our R&D centers work together with engineers from our Formula 1 and Formula E programs. They are proving that innovations from motorsport – where powertrains are already highly electrified – have immediate relevance for road car development. We are challenging current development processes with innovative spirit and outside-the-box thinking. This truly is the way forward.”
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In other automotive news, Tesla delivered close to one million electric vehicles in 2021.
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