The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz took to the roads of Europe, travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis in Cote d’Azur, covering over 1000km on a single battery charge.
The journey saw the driver navigate through a concoction of weather and road conditions in this record-breaking experiment. The 1000km drive set a new record with the average consumption of 8.7kWh per 100km.
The drive was accompanied by an independent expert form the certification body TUV Sud, with the charging sockets sealed from start to finish, officially confirming this achievement.
The Vision EQXX has taken electric vehicles to a new level of efficiency, marking a new milestone for the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built. Mercedes-Benz have carefully thought out every aspect of the efficiency of this car to deliver this outstanding performance. The smallest of details were considered in its development, which the technology and engineering will be expected to filtrate down to upcoming Mercedes-Benz models.
The Vision EQXX has broken barriers in technological innovation and leading the industry in efficient driving; “With our successful road trip to the South of France, we’ve shown that efficiency is the new currency. And this success also clearly speaks for our new collaborative development process, incorporating many learnings from the Mercedes-AMG F1 team and its cutting-edge expertise in electric powertrains. The VISION EQXX is the result of a comprehensive programme that provides a blueprint for the future of automotive engineering. Many of the innovative developments are already being integrated into production, some of them in the next generation of modular architecture for compact and midsize Mercedes‑Benz vehicles. And the journey continues. With the VISION EQXX, we will keep testing the limits of what’s possible,” says Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer responsible for Development and Purchasing.