Mercedes-Benz trials ‘most efficient’ car its ever built

Mercedes-Benz has trialled its VISION EQXX electric vehicle, travelling 1000 km on a single battery charge.

The automaker, which says the car is the most efficient its ever built, trialled the vehicle on a journey from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy to its final destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur.

The journey was undertaken on “regular road speeds”, including travelling up to 140 km/h on the German autobahn.

The battery's state of charge on arrival was around 15 percent, amounting to a remaining range of around 140 kilometres, and the average consumption was what the company describes as a “record-breaking low” of 8.7 kWh per 100 kilometres.

“We did it! Powering through more than 1,000 kilometres with ease on a single battery charge and a consumption of only 8.7 kWh/100 km in real-world traffic conditions,” said says Ola Källenius, chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. “The VISION EQXX is the most efficient Mercedes ever built.

“The technology programme behind it marks a milestone in the development of electric vehicles. It underpins our strategic aim to ‘Lead in Electric’.”

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