Mercedes-Benz COO Markus Schaefer confirms that the groundbreaking Vision EQ XX concept car will debut on January 3rd, setting the technical tone for Marque’s next-generation production EV.
Described as “a symbol of our ambition to build the most efficient cars,” EQXX is a futuristic and highly streamlined design that can provide great clues as to what to expect from future mass-produced vehicles. Previewed as a study.
Mercedes has confirmed that it targets an actual range of over 620 miles and a consumption rating of over 6 miles per kWh. Previously, the “compact class” EQXX suggested that it had the “longest electric range” and “highest efficiency” of any EV ever manufactured.
The prototype headline claim at last year’s Strategic Conference was that it could travel from Beijing to Shanghai (a distance of 750 miles) on a single charge. Mercedes is keen to emphasize that the range is not achieved by using a larger battery pack alone, and that the units used in the EQXX will appear in the “future compact model”.
The EQXX development team includes “Mercedes-Benz F1 High Performance Powertrain Division (HPP) Experts”, suggesting the best performance potential of this concept.
Confirming the release date, Schaefer said:Today, we at Mercedes-Benz need to completely rethink automobiles in the context of electric vehicles, as well as the entire automotive industry. The automobiles we have known so far are the result of 130 years of continuous development. What we have achieved so far is amazing, but the progress of electric vehicles needs to move faster and much faster. “
He added that it was “more than a show car” and hinted at the production applications of the technology and features it exhibited. For example, the cell density of a battery pack is 20% higher than the cell density of an EQS and is set to improve the car’s former record-breaking drag coefficient of 0.20 Cd.
Mercedes recently made Some headline announcements About accelerating the transition to electrification. From 2022, we will offer fully electric models in all segments, and from 2025, we will offer purely electric models to all models sold. In 2025, Mercedes will also launch three custom new EV architectures for use throughout its product portfolio. MB.EA for medium and large passenger cars, AMG.EA for performance models, and Van.EA for commercial vehicles.
Among the headline announcements is a commitment to build eight new battery factories around the world, four of which are in Europe and investment in combustion engines by 2026 compared to 2019 levels. It will be reduced by 80%.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX: 620-mile EV arriving on January 3
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