Coming soon, a Mercedes EV capable of going 1,000 kms before needing a charge
Being fast is one thing but when it comes to electric vehicles, it is the per-charge range is perhaps more significant than any other attribute. And it is this attribute that is the prime focus of Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept that could possibly change the rules of engagement in the EV wars. Mercedes recently announced its plans of going all electric by 2030 and of offering a battery-powered variant of each of its models in the next few years. The details shared about Vision EQXX concept, however, also garnered a massive share of attention.
Mercedes underlines Vision EQXX as an electric technology program that is primed for massively enhancing range and performance. "Mercedes-Benz is currently developing the Vision EQXX, an electric car with a real world range of more than 1,000 kilometres, targeting a single-digit figure for Kwh per 100 kilometres (over 6 miles per Kwh) at normal highway driving speeds," the company informed.
The German luxury brand also informed that a multi-discilplinary team which includes experts from Mercedes-Benz's F1 High Performance Powertrain division has already set the ball rolling and the concept EV could be revealed as early as 2022.
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The battery pack, quite obviously, will be at the core of this concept and it will get a unit that could have 20% boost in energy density over the battery already inside the recently-launched EQS.
As per teaser images shared by Mercedes-Benz, the EQXX concept will be a sedan with a low-ish profile. Its exterior design clearly has a whole lot of curves, a possible way of making it more efficient when on the move.
Mercedes may have already been gunning at Tesla dominance in EV space for some time now but with a focus on range enhancement, it is firing at the very top. The Tesla Roadster claims to have a range of around 997 kms, while the upcoming Cybertruck brags of a per-charge stamina in excess of 800 kms.