Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the EQXX electric car concept that consumes as little as 10kW/hour of energy per 100 km. According to the carmaker, the car traveled over 1,000 km on a fully charged battery, which is the longest-ever distance covered by an EV on a single charge until now. The car traveled from Sindelfingen, a city in the south of Germany, to the city of Cassis on the Côte d’Azur, France.
Revealing more details, Mercedes Benz said that this ride was undertaken at regular road speeds, including a long 140 km/h cruise on the German Autobahn, and at a variety of weather conditions, like cold and rainy conditions. The official tweet by Mercedes-Benz reveals, “95% of the power from the battery ends up at the wheels. Achieving this efficiency milestone, the battery holds nearly 100 kWh of energy with a voltage of > 900 V. ”
Our #VISIONEQXX demonstrates world-beating efficiency in everyday traffic with 1,008 km on a single charge, an average consumption of 8.7 kWh/100 km, and a remaining range of 140 km: https://t.co/MAsFgAiyJP#MercedesBenz
— Mercedes-Benz (@MercedesBenz) April 15, 2022
As per the company, the battery’s state of charge on arrival was somewhere around 15 percent, “amounting to a remaining range of around 140 kilometres”. The average consumption, as claimed by the company, was a record-breaking low of 8.7 kWh per 100 kilometres.
It was back in January CES 2022, when Mercedes-Benz announced showcased its Vision EQXX concept car, which delivers 1,000 km of range on a single charge. In this car, the company has managed to achieve this using the same size battery as the EQS, that too in a smaller sedan.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX: All we know so far
The Vision EQXX concept utilises a new modular EV architecture, which can even be used in an A-Class. With this, the company has managed to keep the weight of the car to just 1,750 kgs. Further adding to the range by 25 km, the Vision EQXX comes with solar panels on its roof. However, to provide this mammoth range, Mercedes Benz did compromise on the performance, with the Vision EQXX only having 201 bhp, thus making it slower than the EQS.
Coming to the internals, the Vision EQXX comes with a new hyper screen, which is a 47.5-inch 8K OLED panel with features like local area dimming, a 3D mapping system and more.
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