Electric And Concept Cars
Promoted as Mercedes-Benz’s most efficient vehicle ever, Mercedes-Benz has successfully driven its VISION EQXX concept EV above 1,000 km (621 miles) in routine traffic on a single charge.
The VISION EQXX EV began its journey in the cold rainy condition in Sindelfingen, Germany, and successfully crossed the finish line in the Southern French town of Cassis, located on the picturesque Côte d’Azur, with range to spare.
The trip took the EV through several European cities, starting in Germany, then through Switzerland, Italy, and France. Temperatures along the journey ranged from 3 to 18 degrees Celsius (37 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit), and the concept EV traveled at an average speed of 86.9 kmph (54 mph).
The distance covered by the VISION EQXX EV is more than twice the usual range of most currently available EVs. According to Mercedes, the VISION EQXX’s charge remaining on arrival at Cassis was around 15 percent, leaving the EV with a remaining range of about 140 km (87 miles). The average energy consumption of the concept EV was a record-breaking low of 8.7 kWh per 100 km (7.1 kWh per 62 miles).
Mercedes-Benz first introduced the VISION EQXX earlier this year as primarily an experiment in battery efficiency. With its sporty intentions, futuristic, and sleek design, the concept EV will serve as the basis for a production car to rival other luxury EVs such as the Audi E-Tron GT, Porsche Taycan, and Tesla Roadster.