After its presentation in January, Mercedes-Benz has taken the VISION EQXX to European roads to cover more than 1,000 km in real conditions. The journey took him from the cold and humid town of Sindelfingen, Germany to the French city of Cassis on the French Riviera.
News about the VISION EQXX concept car dates back to the fall of 2020 when Mercedes-Benz announced: “the most efficient electric car in the world” with a range of 1,200 km. We had to wait a year to learn more about its forms and a correction in autonomy that by then rounded it up to 1000 km per charge.
From there we went to its presentation in January of this year where we were able to learn about the characteristics of what would finally be a compact sedan in which everything had been designed to achieve maximum efficiency. And in fact, they have achieved it since with a drag coefficient of 0.17 Cx and consumption of less than 10 kWh/100 km it is the most aerodynamic and efficient production car.
The challenge of 1000 km on a single charge
In March of this year, during the celebration of the Mercedes Innovation and Technology Day, American journalists were able to have first-hand contact with the car as well as learn more about some innovative aspects such as the solar panel that recharges up to 25 km at a time. day or the AI navigation system that recommends the routes with the best landscapes, etc.- There it was announced that the only available unit of the VISION EQXX would make a 1000 km trip from Germany to the south of France to test and demonstrate the autonomy and efficiency. Well, the press release has just arrived from Germany and the EQXX has managed to complete the 1000 km trip without draining the battery.
The press release portrays the journey from Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart by highway, through the Swiss Alps and northern Italy, along the coast until reaching Cassis on the French Riviera, almost 375 km from the border with Spain.
Realistic conditions for a futuristic vehicle
Driving at the maximum speed allowed on each road, the average consumption was an impressive 8.7 kWh per 100 km, which is a new record and proof of the efficiency achieved by the German car manufacturer. The average speed was 87.4 km/h with a maximum of 140 km/h on the motorway.
After a journey of 1,008 km and 11 hours and 32 minutes of driving time, they arrived with a battery capacity of 15%, which corresponds to a range of 140 km. More than enough to go to a fast-charging point and start the return trip.