Mercedes launched an electric car, claiming that it can travel more than 1,000 kilometers on a single charge, trying to convince customers that lack of charging infrastructure is not necessarily an obstacle to buying a battery-powered car.
This range far exceeds the industry average of about 300 kilometers and is calculated using internal digital simulations of real traffic conditions.
However, the German manufacturer said that the road-legal version of Vision EQXX, which will be shown in the spring, will be able to cover almost twice the distance of a full charge. Tesla Model S.
The Stuttgart-based automaker added that the car’s “toolbox” was developed with the help of the Mercedes Formula One and Formula E championship teams and will be used in compact models similar to the A-Class. Model.
The vehicle will be on the market in 2024 or 2025, but it may not have the full range of prototypes. Instead, it will use EQXX and the density of batteries in solar roofs to make more efficient and lighter cars.
“All the elements we saw on this car will be put into mass production,” said Markus Schäfer, chief technology officer of Mercedes.
“Maybe we don’t need all these ranges of compact cars, but now we can reduce the size of the battery, and we can even have a smaller battery than what we saw in EQXX… This means lower vehicle costs.”
Last year, Mercedes roll out The electric version of its classic car EQS can travel more than 650 kilometers on a single charge. The company said that the battery pack in Vision EQXX is 50% smaller and 30% lighter than the battery pack in EQS.
Mercedes is not the first company to claim to have broken the 1,000 km barrier. In November, China GAC Group Unveil Aion LX Plus claims that it can travel more than 1,000 kilometers on a single charge.
But the company said that its technological advancement will support some small and medium-sized electric vehicles in the next few years. This breakthrough demonstrates the strength of its supercar engineering department.
Mercedes has promised to be ready to be Pure electric brand By 2030, if “market conditions permit,” the company will be under fire for having a Formula One fleet that uses fossil fuels.
Schäfer added that several components of EQXX (such as inverters) were developed together with the racing team. This fact proves that “the innovation of motorsports, the power system has been highly electrified, and it is directly related to the development of road cars.”