Mercedes EQXX improves its previous range record and travels 747 miles on a single battery charge ↺
In addition to the all-important battery capacity, the energy consumption of electric cars has become a key aspect for many manufacturers in their effort to produce even more efficient EVs. Therefore, the German automaker Mercedes continues to improve its concept vehicle called the Vision EQXX, which has already successfully completed a 620-mile test drive from Germany to France on a single battery charge back in April of this year.
To further demonstrate the company’s progress in terms of efficiency, the Mercedes EQXX has now improved its previous energy consumption and range record during another test drive from Stuttgart, Germany to Silverstone in the UK. Apart from the somewhat less demanding profile of this route, the futuristic electric sedan still had to deal with summer temperatures of up to 86 degrees Fahrenheit on its one-way trip via Strasbourg and Calais, which has put the EV's thermal management to the test. The denser traffic conditions in Stuttgart and in England have presented an additional challenge that affected the range of the Mercedes EQXX.
However, thanks to an even lower average consumption of now 7.5 miles per kWh, the Mercedes EQXX was able to cover an impressive 747 miles on a single battery charge this time around. The average speed on this second test drive was 52 mph, but the electric sedan was also operated at up to 87 miles per hour. The trip in the Mercedes EQXX took 14.5 hours overall, and as already known, the electric sedan benefited from its exceptionally low cW value of 0.17 and a low curb weight of just 3,869 pounds. Mercedes plans to further learn from the Vision EQXX and potentially utilize some of its technologies in actual production EVs in the future.