Entering the era of global electrification, Mercedes-Benz seems increasingly enthusiastic about introducing its newest electric model. One of the newest electric vehicles to be released in the near future is the Vision EQXX in concept form and as another side of Mercedes-Benz in the future.
Because the Vision EQXX will be the most efficient vehicle ever made by Mercedes-Benz, the manufacturer said in a statement. The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is scheduled to launch on January 2, 2022 and is only a few weeks away.
In addition, the Vision EQXX which has a futuristic design and offers a slim body will be a clue how Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be in the future. While the EV technology embedded in the Vision EQXX also offers a power consumption of six pills per kWh and with a full battery capacity it is able to travel up to almost 1,000 km.
Mercedes has also stated that it will create a vehicle capable of traveling from Beijing to Shanghai (1,200 km) on a single charge. However, the manufacturer said that this achievement could not be achieved only by using a large battery but also the supporting technology used.
Therefore, in the development of the EQXX there was the involvement of a team of experts from the Mercedes-Benz F1 High Performance Powertrain (HPP) division. The Mercedes-Benz boss also added that there must be an overhaul in producing future vehicles, especially in the context of electromobility.
“We at Mercedes-Benz – as well as the entire automotive industry – must completely reimagine the car in the context of electro-mobility. The car as we know it today has been the product of 130 years of continuous development. What we have achieved so far is remarkable, but progress with electric cars must move even faster – much faster,” said , CEO Markus Schäfer.
According to him, the electrified car of the future should be more than just a show car, hinting at the production application of the technology and features it will showcase. One example is the cell density of the Vision EQXX battery pack is 20% greater than the EQS, and is able to have a better drag coefficient than the EQS which reaches 0.20Cd.
Mercedes' move to accelerate mass production of electric cars is indeed surprising news. The manufacturer stated that it will offer a full electric model in each segment from 2022 in order to achieve the target of selling all models in an electric version by 2025. Additionally, by 2025, Mercedes will launch three new bespoke EV architectures for use across its product portfolio. The three platforms consist of MB.EA for medium and large passenger cars, AMG.EA for performance models and Van.EA for commercial vehicles.
Among the key announcements were a commitment to build eight new battery plants worldwide – four of which will be in Europe – and that investment in combustion engines will fall by 80% by 2026, compared to 2019 levels.