When we reported on the presentation of the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX in January , the target range was 1000 km+ per charge. What sounded like an ambitious project has now been confirmed. In a self- experiment , under real traffic conditions , Mercedes covered the route from the plant in Sindelfingen to the Côte d'Azur without a loading stop.
During the journey through Europe, the car defied various obstacles . So it was rainy and cold at the start . Furthermore, the German autobahn was sometimes driven at 140 km/h . Starting from Sindelfingen, Cassis on the French Riviera was reached in a good 12 hours .
The route led, among other things, over various alpine roads in Switzerland and northern Italy . Despite this extended road trip, the data at the finish line were remarkable: The average consumption over the 1008 kilometers was just 8.7 kWh . The battery even had a remaining capacity of 15% (~14o kilometers). All of this at an average speed of a good 87 km/h .
As part of the project, Markus Schäfer , Member of the Board of Management of the Mercedes-Benz Group, said: "With our successful road trip to southern France, we have shown that efficiency is the new currency . The VISION EQXX is the result of a comprehensive program that represents a blueprint for the future of automotive engineering . With the VISION EQXX we will continue to explore the limits of what is possible ".