Mercedes EQXX traveled 1202 km on a single charge.

For most of the distance, the EQXX prototype drove with the air conditioning on.


An editor at eMobilCar

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Mercedes EQXX got from Stuttgart to Goodwood under its own power, and the first time it needed charging after passing 1202 kilometers. The peculiarity of the car is that instead of increasing the size of the battery, engineers focused on reducing energy consumption.

Such a record can be achieved if you move very slowly and smoothly, on any electric car you can exceed the passport power reserve. But EQXX was driving at a quite brisk pace. It took him 14 hours and 30 minutes to cover the distance, and the average speed was 83 km/h: this is taking into account traffic jams, traffic lights and even a stop to visit the Mercedes brand store in London. About eight hours of that time, the car was driving with the air conditioner on.

The average consumption of electricity per trip was 8.7 kWh per 100 kilometers, half that of a typical electric vehicle. Mercedes does not disclose the EQXX battery capacity, but claims that it does not exceed 100 kWh. At the same time, the innovative battery pack is 50% more compact and 30% lighter than the 100-kilowatt battery of the serial Mercedes EQS.

The electric car weighs 1755 kilograms. It is powered by a single 241hp electric motor. Minimal fuel consumption is ensured by optimized aerodynamics and a solar panel on the roof that powers secondary devices.

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