While the world is eager to make the shift to electric vehicles, the only limitation that keeps most people from making the switch is their limited range.
Although many companies are trying hard to overcome this issue, still the results have mostly proven to be lackluster.
Performance Of Mercedes In The EV Battle
While Tesla has become synonymous with high-end EVs, other automakers including the German luxury brand Mercedes Benz is not far behind.
The EQS Series
Mercedes has launched a completely new EV series which the brand refers to as EQ.
The manufacturer currently offers the EQS, EQA, EQB, EQC, and EQV series to interested customers, with the EQE series expected to be released soon.
The Naming Scheme
It is worth noting that the suffix to the EQ stands for the class to which the vehicle belongs. For example, EQS belongs to the S-Class whereas EQA belongs to the A-Class of Mercedes line up.
Ranges Of Current Mercedes Electric Vehicles
Here are the current ranges of the electric vehicles offered by the company:
– EQS up to 453 miles;
– EQA up to 264 miles;
– EQB up to 257 miles;
– EQC up to 255 miles;
– EQV up to 213 miles;
The EQE, when launched, is expected to have a range of up to 410 miles.
The Teaser Version Of Mercedes Benz
Mercedes Benz recently announced that the brand is focused on going all-electric by the year 2030. However, for a brand with more than a century of heritage, this is no easy task.
Fully cognizant of the challenges the brand will face in this regard, Mercedes Benz lately announced the VISION EQXX which will be a new ultra-efficient all-electric model which is expected to soon become a reality.
The recently released teaser image of the EQXX provides more details about the vehicle, and as seen in the image, the design complements the car’s futuristic character.
The vehicle’s aerodynamics will help it achieve an extremely low drag coefficient.
Specifications Of The Mercedes Benz EQXX
The company previously stated that this cutting-edge future machine will have a range of up to 1200km (750 miles). However, the claims were later scaled back to 1000km (620 miles) of real-world range.
This might not seem like much at first but to just put this into perspective, the new vehicle’s range is expected to be over 200 miles higher than the Long Range version of the Tesla Model S.
Recent Announcement By Mercedes Benz
For aficionados, the recent announcement by Mercedes Benz’s COO Markus Schafer is a ray of hope as he claimed that the brand intends to launch this latest addition to the line-up on 3rd January 2022, which is less than a month from now.
Schafer also added that the EQXX will sport batteries with 20% extra energy density than the current electric flagship EQS.
If this is true, the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX is the electric vehicle that everyone has been waiting for.
This car will not only shape the brand’s future, but it will also serve as a beacon for other companies aspiring to achieve a similar range but presently failing.
The company is optimistic about the EQXX and how it can help the brand pave the way for a better world with the help of its electric vehicles.