A lightning glance of EV highway riding in a small yet incredibly economical vehicle.
A few months ago, The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX finished a 626-mile journey from Germany to the French Coast on a single charge. There was a lot of rain, some frigid weather, and many tunnels throughout the 11:32 hours long April trip. But compared to traveling west, throughout the English Channel, and navigating the London inner road traffic, this was in several ways a far simpler adventure with considerably fewer variables.
This week, a great team of Mercedes engineers and drivers accomplished that by driving the EQXX car 747 miles/1202 kilometers. The journey was from Stuttgart, Germany, to Silverstone, United Kingdom, all on a single charge.
The EQXX, with its slick 0.17 Cd, 100 kWh battery, and Bridgestone-developed low spinning tires. The little four-door is designed for a technological demonstrator. It has the equipment to get the most energy possible from the battery powering its 241-hp motor.
Hundreds of Kilometers Journey
Since departing from Stuttgart, the group traveled hundreds of miles on the highway to the French border before making their way to enter the Eurotunnel. As crossing over, the EQXX took the notoriously slow-moving M25 through London and dropped by at the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix in Brackley, where it met Formula 1 and Formula E-Experts who worked on its development.
After that, the electric car drove on to Silverstone. The EQXX had 11 laps of workout up to its top speed of 87 mph/140 kph instead of only a few leisurely loops.
Final 747 miles/1202 kilometers
With the EQXX showing 1202 kilometers at the end of the final day, the driver put through the battery’s remaining power after merely 11 laps. It wouldn’t be anticipated that a comparable-sized Mercedes sedan with a 747 miles/1202 km range on a single charge next year. Because the EQXX is technology showcase itself for the time being and is handbuilt to a price-no-object level.
However, electric Mercedes vehicles of current highlight many of its innovations in addition to having far greater interior space and luxuries.
If the range is the only consideration, the EQXX offers an intriguing glance at the promise of today’s EV batteries. Researchers believe that a small vehicle with a comparable range as well as other specifications is in popular as in the EV market.