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Mercedes-Benz’ Vision EQXX promises a 1,202 km single-charge range

The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX breaks its own record, now slating a 1,202 km range on a single charge, travelling from Stuttgart to Silverstone. Here’s all about it.

The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is all about range. Back in April earlier this year, they stunned the world when they announced the EQXX can pull a thousand-plus kilometers on a single-charge. Today, they’ve stepped out of their Stuttgart shed to push beyond their previous record of 1008 kilometers and reaffirm that non-combustion engine vehicles can deliver also a serious deal of range. Guess what? The mad geniuses succeeded. Driving from their hometown to Silverstone in the UK, they managed to slate in 1202 kilometers which is approximately a remarkable 20% bump. No charge-up stops, just a straight drive with a full battery, that’s all.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX: Range, price, battery

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Incase you’re wondering if they simply went from plug-out to ‘zero kms left’, they actually didn’t. Even after clocking in 1,202 kilometers, they still had some juice left! To exhaust that, they even brought in a Formula-E driver. So how did they do it? Firstly, let’s talk about the route – Starting off at Stuttgart, they headed towards the French border near Strasbourg before turning towards Calias, then the Eurotunnel. During their 14-and-a-half-hour drive, they stopped at Mercedes’ Brackley F1 base for a driver switch. They then made the most of the car’s 100-kWh battery.

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The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX also cuts through the wind like a space saucer with a drag coefficient of 0.17. Also, with 241-bhp and an 87-mph top speed, it promises a nifty power drive. Travelling at an average speed of 83-mph, it clocked in an impressive 7.5-mile/kWh. On the first run, they did 7.1-mile/kWh. And aftering arriving at Silverstone with some juice left, Formula E driver Nick de Vries jumped into the driver’s seat and added the final 11 kms.

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Mikhail Gomes
Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman
A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.
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