New York / London: In the strongest challenge Tesla’s Ilona Maska in the electric vehicle (EV) market, Mercedes-Benz has introduced its Vision EQXX concept car, which has traveled more than 1,000 km on a fully charged battery – the longest distance in history. EV on a single charge to date. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched in India for Rs 2.17 crore; Check the specifications, options and specifications.

According to the automaker, the trip from Germany to the south of France began in cold and rainy conditions and was carried out at normal speeds, including a long cruise on the fast lane at speeds up to 140 km / h.

Mercedes-Benz ‘Vision EQXX’ concept (Photo credits: Mercedes-Benz)

“The state of charge of the battery on arrival was about 15 percent, which is about 140 km, and the average consumption was a record low of 8.7 kW / h per 100 km,” – said in a statement.

The profile of the route – from the motorway to the mountain passes, including road works – and the weather conditions posed a wide range of challenges to the Vision EQXX. According to the company, the VISION EQXX lightweight design concept is comprehensive – from the materials used to the innovative bionic structures that provide a favorable power-to-weight ratio.

The car has a durable composite material made of carbon fiber and sugar that is used for the top of the battery, which is also used in Formula 1, and the rear floor is made using an aluminum casting process. The innovative design approach has resulted in weight savings of up to 20 percent compared to the conventional manufacturing component.

“EVA is the most efficient Mercedes ever built. The technology program behind it marks a milestone in the development of electric vehicles. It underpins our strategic goal of becoming a leader in electricity,” said Ola Callenius, chairman. board of Mercedes. -Benz Group AG.

Because the electric transmission generates little waste heat due to its high efficiency, passive cooling is sufficient throughout the journey, the automaker said. The aerodynamically highly efficient solution increases the range by 20 km. VISION EQXX has unequivocally proven the real potential for extreme efficiency of electric vehicles, ”the company said.

The Mercedes-Benz EV poses a difficult challenge for other leaders in electric luxury sedans, including the Porsche Taycan, Audi E-tron GT and future Tesla Roadster. The automaker plans to switch to fully electric by 2030, setting a goal that by 2025, half of its global sales will be connected hybrids and EVs. By the end of the year, Mercedes will have nine models in its lineup, including electrified versions of the E – Class and B-Class cars.

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