Mercedes Vision EQXX Concept Car Has A Range Of 621 Miles And A Floor Made Of Recycled Nappies

by AutoExpert   |  4 January, 2022

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Mercedes Vision EQXX is an electric vehicle concept that can go 621 miles (1,000 km) on a single battery charge. The EQXX, which was finally shown yesterday after a lengthy teasing campaign, is currently still a concept. The technology doesn't just involve slapping a huge battery pack on the EQXX's floor. Adding battery cells may extend the range of an EV, Mercedes observes.

However, a bigger battery equals a heavier car and shifting that weight puts a greater strain on the battery, as well as brakes and handling. Mercedes Vision EQXX's 621-mile range (168 miles longer than the EQS 450+) and sub-10kWh/100km efficiency come from wiser philosophy and technology-centered on weight reduction and aerodynamics.

Mercedes Vision EQXX

The 900-volt battery pack, developed in collaboration with High Performance Powertrains (HPP) and Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix, is 50% smaller and 30% lighter than the one in the EQS 450+ road vehicle, weighing in at 1091 lbs (495 kg) while being rated at the same 100 kWh.

Mercedes Vision EQXX

Other features like magnesium wheels, aluminum alloy brake discs, carbon, and glass-reinforced plastic doors, and the compact roof panel with 117 solar cells add 15.5 miles (25 km) to the electric driving range. Low-rolling-resistance tires, a Cd factor of only 0.17 thanks to an adjustable rear diffuser, battery cooling-on-demand, and a drive system that claims to transmit 95% of the battery's power capacity to the wheels are among the other range-extending features.

Mercedes Vision EQXX

The carmaker is keeping some of the engine details under wraps, but it looks the Mercedes Vision EQXX is driven by a single 150 kW (201 hp/204 PS) rear-wheel-drive motor. 

A gigantic 47.5-inch 8k touchscreen display sits in front of the driver and passenger, built from a single panel instead of three, and offers significantly more functions. Dessertex, a cactus-derived upholstery, is used for seating in the EQXX, with mycelium, a vegan leather manufactured from mushrooms, providing details.

Mercedes Vision EQXX

The use of sustainable plastic generated from landfill wastes, including garden trash and baby diapers, to construct the non-structural portions of the back floor is even more inventive. 

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