Mercedes-Benz’s ultra-efficient VISION EQXX electric car completed a 750-mile (1,200 km) trip on a single charge between Germany and the UK.
A few years ago, Mercedes-Benz launched the VISION EQXX project to improve the efficiency of its electric vehicles. The vehicle is equipped with a 100 kWh battery pack, and there are a few production electric vehicles out with that capacity, but none of them get more than 500 miles of range.
Mercedes is testing some technology in the VISION EQXX to push the efficiency to new levels. It is equipped with many aerodynamic features that achieve a drag coefficient of 0.17.
In April, the test electric car drove from Sindelfingen near Stuttgart, on the autobahn, across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to Cassis in the French Riviera. That was a trip of just over 620 miles (1,000 km).
That’s about what Mercedes-Benz said it would be able to do after updating the originally announced specs of over 750 miles (1,200 km) of range back in 2020 before unveiling the vehicle.