Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX to Have 620 Miles of Range
Mercedes-Benz has finally unveiled their brand new electric solar-powered concept car, the Vision EQXX. Said to be the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever, there is a lot of hype surrounding the German company’s newest release. Through teases seen in three episodes on the Mercedes-Benz Youtube channel, Mercedes-Benz lovers all over the world watched as the future of the company’s EV plans were explained.
The new Vision EQXX aims to achieve a driving range of more than 620 miles on a full charge. As Car and Driver states, “ While automakers revealing futuristic EV concepts tend to prioritize promises of performance over range, Mercedes-Benz is reversing that equation with the Vision EXX.”. This is shown to be true with the reported 201 Horsepower but 620 miles on a charge. This perspective really thrusts the auto-company even further into the sustainability conversation, following their recent release of the Mercedes-Benz 2022 EQS 450+ Sedan, their electric vehicle on par with the symbolic S-Class.
If you have been reading anything about the EQXX you likely have heard of the 900-Volt Battery Pack that will be included. This special pack was created with the efforts of AMG®’s High Performance Powertrains division. They also develop Mercedes-Benz Petronas F1 Engines as well as the powerplant for the AMG® One. If this battery is made by the same engineers that keep Lewis Hamilton going, we don’t want to miss out on this! The battery operates at a whopping 900-volts and uses a compact design. This allows it to hold more energy while remaining a light weight for it’s power.
The exterior of the new solar-powered vehicle is both sporty and sleek, with design cues giving it a very low drag coefficient of 0.17. The vehicle will also feature 117 solar cells on the roof, built to offset the energy drain on the high-voltage system while also increasing the range. Mercedes-Benz has kept aerodynamics in mind with the shallow trunk angle and flowing design. The front face of the vehicle is also smaller than one seen on the compact CLA 250, and creates minimal resistance along with the shallow trunk angle.
The interior of the EQXX is also something to brag about. Taking cues from the 2022 EQS yet still adding a breath of fresh air, Mercedes-Benz still keeps the environment in mind while moving towards the future. The Vision EQXX features a wide host of sustainable materials in the interior including mushrooms, bamboo, cactus, and vegan silk. Their aim in using these materials is to show that luxury does not have to mean you have to use animal products to achieve the feeling of comfort. Using these materials instead has halved their carbon footprint alone!
Other than gorgeous new materials, the Vision EQXX nods to the EQS with the implementation of a massive 47.5-inch screen that goes across the full width of the new Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Unlike the Hyperscreen, which you can read more about on our 2022 EQS information page, the Vision EQXX is a one-piece display screen versus three.
The Vision EQXX is still a concept-car but that doesn’t make it any less of a display of the technology and design that Mercedes-Benz has planned for the future. We can’t wait to see what else they come up with to push us towards a new future of EVs!
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