Mercedes-latest Benz’s Vision EQXX concept takes EV technology to an entirely new level. Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating its determination to lead the way as the electric era progresses.
According to the unveiling of Mercedes’ concept EV, the EQXX has a 620-mile range before recharging. If the EQXX becomes a reality, it has the potential to outperform competitors such as the Lucid Air Dream Edition by more than 100 miles and even the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus by about 220 miles. Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, spoke about the concept vehicle’s mission, saying, “We will build the world’s most desirable electric cars.”
The EQXX is expected to be designed for road trips, meeting the progressive demands of today’s modern customers. The EQXX has the agility of a start-up and the speed of a Formula 1 racer thanks to its latest digital innovation. According to simulations, the Vision EQXX would require less than 10 kWh to travel 62 miles on public roads, with an efficiency of more than 6 miles per kWh. In comparison to the EQS, the EQXX’s battery is half the size and thus 30% lighter. The solar panels on the roof would increase the EQXX’s range by 15.5 miles while also improving the car’s aerodynamics.
The Vision EQXX is a lightweight car, weighing 3,858 pounds and having a drag coefficient of 0.17, making it more aerodynamic than a football. Mercedes also claims that 95 percent of the battery energy will be directed to the vehicle’s wheels. The EQXX’s interior is also impressive, with a single 47.5-inch mini-LED 8K screen. It is a one-piece display that spans the entire width of the front dashboard, similar to the Hyperscreen in the EQS. According to Mercedes-Benz AG’s Chief Technology Officer for Development and Procurement,
“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.”