MERCEDES-BENZ announced the EQXX, a new electric car that drives 600 miles on a single charge, twice the typical range.
Driving reported that this vehicle made it from Sindelfingen, Germany, to the Côte d’Azur with about 15 percent energy remaining.
The incredible range of this EV is just the beginning.
The efficiency of this vehicle is superb, as it accomplished the incredible journey with 100 kilowatt-hours of battery onboard.
Many newly-released EV pickups and SUVs have 200 kilowatt-hours, and GMC’s Hummer EV has even more.
Driving concluded, “if you do the math — dividing those 1,008 km by the 86 kWh used — the EQXX’s on-the-road efficiency works out to just 8.7 kWh/100 km, a claim that, were there not photographic proof of the voyage, would seriously strain credibility.”
The conditions that the EQXX drove in are also noteworthy.
The vehicle cruised through the German autobahn during its European tour where it allegedly was held at a steady 140km per hour.
This is highly impressive as speed heavily affects EV’s power usage, according to Driving.
The vehicle also face steep inclines and cold temperatures as they drove a significant distance through the Swiss Alps.