The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX has made its official debut. With this new model, Mercedes takes range and efficiency to a completely new level and demonstrates its transformation into an all-electric and software-driven company.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX, which is the most efficient vehicle of the brand ever, was unveiled yesterday.
- Energy consumption of less than 10 kWh per 100 km (62 miles) and efficiency of over 6 mi/kWh;
- Compact and highly efficient drivetrain, electric drive of 95% from battery to wheels
- More than 620 miles on a single charge on public roads
- Battery pack in the lightweight case with almost 100 kWh of usable energy that has 50% less volume and is 30% lighter than the pack in the Mercedes EQS
- Drag coefficient of cd 0.17. For comparison: a penguin has cd 0.05, EQS – 0.20, a football – 0.18 to 0.2, a cyclist – 0.6 to >0.8, a person – 0.8 to 1.2, parachute – 1.1 to 1.3
- Maximum system voltage of more than 900 V
- Maximum power output of 150 kW
- 110-inch wheelbase, ultra-low-rolling-resistance tires, lightweight magnesium wheels
- Gross vehicle weight of 3,858 pounds
- Lightweight brake discs of aluminum alloy
- Electric-only chassis with lightweight F1 subframe
- Ultra-thin roof panels feeding the battery system for up to 16 miles (25 km) of extra range
- Innovative recycled and plant-based materials
- Intuitive and intelligent user interface
To develop the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX, the company needed radically shorter times (just 18 months) through cross-functional teamwork and the application of advanced digital tools.
The new vehicle can get on a single charge from Berlin to Paris, New York City to Cincinnati, Beijing to Nanjing. An average driver in the USA or China will have to fully recharge the Vision EQXX twice per month and once per month in Europe.
The new model is the electric equivalent of a “1-liter car”: if to convert its energy consumption (6 miles per 1 kWh or 10 kWh/100 km) into fossil-fuel consumption, the efficiency will be 1 liter per 100 kilometers or 235 miles per gallon!
In other areas of life, 10 kWh of energy is enough to run a tumble dryer for over 3 hours, to use an iron for 5 hours, to watch a 50-inch LED TV for 100 hours, to run non-LED floodlights at a major sports stadium for around 3 min, and to run an average domestic air conditioner for around 3 hours.
Source: Mercedes-Benz USA