The electric car market is becoming more and more technological and Mercedes-Benz is resisting this development. While cars travel around 400 km on a single battery charge, such as the Volvo XC40 with a range of 418 km (the best-selling electric car in Brazil), the Germans triple that amount. The electric EQXX concept reached a range of 1,202 km. That performance was achieved when the car traveled from Stuttgart, Germany, to Silverstone, England.
The Mercedes EQXX broke its record, previously set at 1,008 km, on its second test run. To achieve this result, the manufacturer improved the efficiency of the car.
The German drove for two days, 14 hours and 30 minutes on European roads. According to Mercedes, the main challenges of this journey were high temperatures and increased traffic in Stuttgart.
The first time the Mercedes EQXX reached more than 1,000 kilometers of autonomy, it traveled from the city of Stuttgart, Germany, to Cassis, France. Immediately after the improvements applied to the car, its numbers were dialed, increasing its autonomy by 194 kilometers.
Mercedes-Benz Board Member and Head of Brand Technology Markus Schäfer says:
“The journey continues, longer and more efficient. Once again, the EQXX Vision has proven that it can run more than 1,000 kilometers on a single battery charge, this time in a completely different real-world situation. While Mercedes-Benz seeks to be of electricity from 2030 onwards in markets that allow it, it is important to show the world what can be achieved in reality by combining modern technology, teamwork and determination.
At the end of Mercedes’ test drive, the automaker’s Formula E driver, Nyck de Vries, drove the car. The young man did 11 high-speed laps on the Silverstone circuit, and even claimed that the car could go over 1,202 kilometers if it was in low-demand and low-speed settings.
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