Mercedes-Benz has successfully tested the EQXX electric car, which is claimed to be the most economical car in the world. This car only consumes about 10 kilowatt hours of energy per 100 kilometers or a third more efficient than other electric cars.
Tests were carried out on a Mercedes-Benz EQXX prototype that traveled 1,000 kilometers from Sindelfingen in Germany to the Cote d'Azur on a single charge.
Mercedez-Benz Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Markus Schaefer said an efficient design is the key to maximizing the reach of electric cars.
“First we optimize efficiency, and then we can see how many battery modules we put in the car,” said Schaefer as reported by Autoblog, Thursday (14/4/2022).
Mercedes unveiled its Vision EQXX prototype, which offers a range of 1,000 km on a battery half the volume of its flagship EQS model. The company will put this EQS model electric battery into production in the next 2-3 years.
“The car consumes 8.7 kilowatt hours of energy per 100 km on the 11½ hour journey to France,” says Mercedes-Benz. It is about twice as efficient as the Mercedes model on the market and the Tesla Model S 60 long-range car.
Mercedes' EQS technology has the highest range on the market to date, according to car comparison portal carwow, with 768 kilometers followed by the Model S Tesla Long Range of 652 kilometers.
“There will be further improvements for some time,” said Schaefer. He declined to name the range Mercedes is targeting in future models.