Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the impressive test outcomes of their Vision EQXX electric car model. In an astounding feat, the vehicle traveled a distance of 1,202 km from the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany to the renowned Silverstone racetrack in England. The remarkable journey took a total of 2 days, 14 hours, and 30 minutes.
Last April, the previous record for this car model involved covering a distance of 1,007 km from Sindelfingen, Germany to Cassis, France. Even after completing the entire journey, the car had a 15% battery charge remaining.
In this test, the car covered a distance that closely simulated real conditions, including German highways (Autobahn) and busy highways near London, England. Throughout the journey, the car’s air conditioner was operational for over 8 hours, and a stop was made at the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix store in Brackley, England.
Specifically, during the final phase of this testing expedition, the Mercedes Vision EQXX conducted 11 laps around the Silverstone racetrack, attaining a top speed of 140 km/h before depleting its battery in the pit lane.
During this test trip, the EQXX consumes 8.3 kWh of electricity per 100 kilometers and has an average speed of 83 kilometers per hour.
Mercedes did not disclose the specific battery pack capacity of the EQXX, but they did provide some details. The battery pack has a capacity below 100 kWh and boasts 50% lower energy density, making it 30% lighter compared to the battery pack found in the EQS vehicle.
The Vision EQXX comes with an electric motor that generates 241 horsepower. The car has an unloaded weight of 1,755 kg.
The Mercedes electric car model boasts a chassis that is incredibly light in weight and a design that is optimized for aerodynamics. This results in an exceptional wind resistance coefficient of merely 0.17 Cd, comparable to that of a LeMans racing car. Additionally, the vehicle is outfitted with Bridgestone’s Turanza Eco tires, which have low rolling resistance and specialized dimensions of 185/65 R20 97 T. These tires not only contribute to the car’s exceptional performance, but they are also a groundbreaking choice for commercial vehicles.
Additionally, the Vision EQXX features solar panels consisting of 117 cells on its roof. These panels generate power for auxiliary systems by charging a 12 Volt battery. As a result, the car’s operating range is extended by approximately 2%, equating to an additional 25km.
Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Mercedes-Benz Group AG, stated that the Vision EQXX is recognized as Mercedes’ most energy-efficient car to date, representing a significant achievement in the company’s electric vehicle progress.
Mercedes has recently announced its intention to invest a staggering 60 billion Euros over the next six years in order to surpass Tesla in the electric vehicle market. This ambitious plan aims to reclaim the title of being the world’s leading luxury car manufacturer in terms of sales, which is currently held by its rival, BMW.