Mercedes-Benz unveils 1,000 km-per-charge VISION EQXX prototype



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Mercedes-Benz unveils 1,000 km-per-charge VISION EQXX prototype

Mercedes-Benz, the Daimler AG-owned German luxury automotive marque, headquartered on Stuttgart, had taken the curtains off its all-electric VISION EQXX prototype which the carmaker claims to have a range of 1,000 kilometre per charge, marking off a big leap forward at its EV movement.

Apart from that, Daimler AG, which is set to be rebranded as Mercedes-Benz, also had revealed a plan to invest more than a whopping €40 billion by 2030 to surpass Tesla Inc sales in a highly clogged electric vehicle market, while the German carmaker was reportedly brewing off an option to start constructing as many as eight EV battery plants from 2025 and all of its new battery plants would be dedicated to new electric vehicle models, said the company.

So far, Mercedes-parent Daimler AG harbours all-electric passenger cars, vans and SUVs.

Mercedes unveils 1,000km/charge EV

On top of that, Mercedes-Benz’s VISION EQXX, often contemplated as the most efficient Mercedes-Benz, would have an energy consumption rate below 10 kilowatt hours per 100 km, nearly double of other EV maker’s range, Daimler added in a statement.

Electric vehicle industry pioneer Tesla Inc’s Model S 60 usually consumes 18.1 kilowatt hours per 100 km. Meanwhile, expressing an out-and-out optimism over Mercedes-Benz’s latest innovation, the luxury automaker chief Ola Kaellenius said, “The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX is how we imagine the future of electric cars”.

Nonetheless, adding that Mercedes-parent Daimler would begin to test-drive the vehicle before mid-2022 on several kinds of terrain, Daimler CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Markus Schaefer said in a press meet late on Monday, “We will likely be the first to show a 1,000 km-range car in real life, with such a small battery”.