Mercedes Benz Vision EQXX has returned a driving range of 1000+ kms on a single charge during its first road trip in Europe. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1000 km in everyday traffic on a single battery charge. The journey started in cold and rainy conditions, and was undertaken at regular road speeds, including prolonged fast-lane cruising at up to 140 km/h on the German autobahn and near the speed limit elsewhere.
The battery's state of charge on arrival was around 15 percent, amounting to a remaining range of around 140 kilometres, and the average consumption was a record-breaking low of 8.7 kWh per 100 kilometres. The long-distance drive was completed with the charging socket sealed and accompanied by an independent expert from certification body TÜV Süd. The technology in the Vision EQXX will be deployed in upcoming series-production Mercedes vehicles. “We did it! Powering through more than 1,000 kilometres with ease on a single battery charge and a consumption of only 8.7 kWh/100 km in real-world traffic conditions. The VISION EQXX is the most efficient Mercedes ever built,” says Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.