The company revealed the EQXX earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. According to Mercedes-Benz, the EQXX consumes 8.7 kWh of power to cover a distance of 100 kilometres. The company says that the EQXX is twice as capable as Mercedes’ other electric cars and even surpasses the Tesla Model S in the range.
Efficient design plays a key role in the EQXX concept range. The team developing this car is working on making it more energy efficient. The electric car packs a battery half the weight of Mercedes-Benz’s EQS electric SUV but is capable of delivering more than twice the range of the EQS.
To keep its weight down, it has been used in light weight materials like magnesium alloy wheels and carbon reinforced door panels. The curb weight of the EQXX is 1,750 kg, which is lighter than a typical four-seater sedan.
This concept electric car is equipped with a 900-volt battery but it is 50 percent smaller in size and 30 percent lighter in weight than the battery of the EQS 450 Plus. Its roof has very thin solar panels which keep the car charged in the sun. It can be driven up to 25 kms with only the charging of solar panels.
Let us tell you that the Mercedes-Benz EQS has been the company’s highest range electric SUV so far. It runs up to 652 kms on full charge. The company has launched it against the Tesla Model S Long Range. However, electric cars offering a range of 700 km or above are very few in the market.
Companies like Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Neo have entered the race for electric cars that offer the most range. The companies believe that the high range electric cars will eliminate the worry of short range and lack of charging infrastructure and they will also be used as normal as petrol cars.