Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX completes 1,000+ km journey on a single charge

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Credit: Mercedes Benz

A Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX drove over 1,000 km on a single charge in normal road conditions. This was the first long-distance road test in real-world conditions for the vehicle.

The test started in Sindelfingen, Germany and then crossed the finish line in the town of Cassis in the south of France.

Mercedes unveiled the planned test during “Innovation and Technology Day” in Los Angeles. The test was meant to demonstrate the potential of the technology.

Markus Schäfer, who is a member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG and chief technology officer, had this to say on the test.

With our successful road trip to the South of France, we’ve shown that efficiency is the new currency. And this success also clearly speaks for our new collaborative development process, incorporating many learnings from the Mercedes-AMG F1 team and its cutting-edge expertise in electric powertrains.

After the test, Mercedes provided some of the stats on the journey, and Mercedes certainly figured something out.

The Vision EQXX followed routine speeds through the 1,000+ km journey. However, surprisingly it had an average consumption of  only 8.7 kWh per 100 km.

At the end of the 1008 km journey, the vehicle still had around 140 km of range left.

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