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Mercedes-Benz's Vision EQXX exceeds its 1,000km range target on the first try

By Kenny Yeo - on 14 Apr 2022, 9:17am

Mercedes-Benz's Vision EQXX exceeds its 1,000km range target on the first try

(Image source: Mercedes-Benz)

Unveiled at CES 2022 earlier this year, the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX has just completed its first shakedown on public roads.

When it was announced, Mercedes-Benz said the Vision EQXX would travel up to 1,000km on a single charge. And it did just that.

The test car started in Germany and went through Switzerland, Italy, and then France to its final destination of Cassis, a port town near Marseille in the South of France.

The journey was around 1,000km and was completed in about 12 hours. Temperatures ranged from as low as just 3 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius.

Mercedes-Benz said that the test car had around 15% of charge left, which meant it could probably go on for another 140km. The average travel speed was 54mph (~86.9km/h) and the average power consumption was just 8.7kWh per 100km.

Perhaps what's more amazing was that the test was done under mostly real-world traffic conditions. Three drivers took turns driving the car and the car was completely road legal with no aero trickery. The car even got up to 140km/h on unrestricted sections of the Autobahn. There were, however, two Mercedes-Benz EQS escorting the car. One in the front and another behind, to act as protection for what is presumably a very expensive concept car.

Source: Top Gear, The Verge

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