The project aims to deliver one of the planet’s most efficient cars, achieving 95% efficiency from battery to wheels.
Mercedes-Benz has built a software-driven electric vehicle with maximised long-distance efficiency, offering more range from less energy.
After 18 months of creation to completion, the vehicle has an energy consumption of less than 10 kWh per 100 km and a range of over 1,000 km2 on a single charge.
The VISION EQXX is made up of recycled and plant-based materials, helping remove landfill waste and lower the carbon footprint of the vehicle.
The sustainable materials offer a more tangible luxury and convenience, with less impact on nature.
The battery pack in the VISION EQXX holds almost 100 kWh of energy, yet has 50% less volume and is 30% lighter than the already benchmark pack in EQS.
Engineers used advanced digital tools to lower weight and reduce waste by removing excess material assisted by 3D printing.
The vehicle can also create solar energy from the ultra-thin solar panels on the roof, providing an extra range of up to 25km.
VISION EQXX demonstrates Mercedes-Benz transformation into an all-electric and software-driven company, accelerating Mercedes-Benz goal to “Lead in Electric”.
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, Chief Technology Officer said: “The technology programme behind the VISION EQXX will define and enable future Mercedes-Benz models and features.”
“VISION EQXX has seen the best minds from our R&D centres work together with engineers from our Formula 1 and Formula E programmes.”
“They are proving that innovations from motorsport – where powertrains are already highly electrified – have immediate relevance for road car development.”
Joerg Bartels, Vice President for Vehicle Engineering and Overall Vehicle Functions, said: “With the VISION EQXX, we’re presenting the results of an extraordinary challenge: we pushed efficiency to a totally new level. And we explored new ways to increase the range of an electric car.”