The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Concept Puts Range First


The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Concept Puts Range First

Since its launch, the Mercedes EQ sub-brand has put a focus on maintaining Mercedes tradition while exploring new advanced concepts. It is the philosophy that produced the EQS, a revolution in what a massive luxury sedan can be. Next, Mercedes hopes that it can greatly increase electric range. That mission starts with the Vision EQXX concept, a car that Mercedes claims can travel 621 miles on a single charge.


While the range is the headline, Mercedes EQ claims that the real strength of the Vision EQXX is its efficiency. The car’s 621-mile range on a 100 kWh battery pack comes out to more than 6 miles per kWh, blowing segment-leading benchmarks like Porsche’s Taycan and Tesla’s Model S out of the water. It is the result of efficiency-optimizing innovations across the board, starting with a new proprietary drivetrain that delivers 95% of the power from the battery to the wheels.


The battery pack itself has about the same capacity as the one used in the EQS, but it arrives at the number while taking up 50% less volume and 30% less weight. Add in extensive weight savings, tires that optimize low rolling resistance, and an aggressive aerodynamic design that produces a drag coefficient of 0.17 and Mercedes EQ seems to have the makings of what would be the most efficient electric car ever devised.

For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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