On Thursday, Mercedes-Benz AG announced a € 40 billion plan to go all-electric by the end of this decade. Also, the company has teased its new EV concept, which aims to offer a range of 1,000km.
Mercedes-Benz has teased its upcoming EV (electric vehicle) concept, the Vision EQXX. While the concept car is still under wraps, Mercedes-Benz claims that the production model based on the Vision EQXX will have a real-world single-charge range of 1,000km.
To achieve this range, Mercedes-Benz has appointed engineers from its F1 division. With the know-how of Formula One, the engineers are developing an efficient drivetrain. The idea is to achieve a single-digit kWh figure per 100km to achieve the target range of 1,000km.
The Vision EQXX will be unveiled sometime in 2022, and Mercedes-Benz says the learnings from this development will be put to use in its upcoming three all-electric architectures. The traits of the Vision EQXX concept will be seen in all-electric Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and the all-electric AMG fleet, which will debut after 2025. The drivetrain tech will also benefit the all-electric Mercedes-Benz commercial fleet, which is slated for four years from now.
Coming to the teaser images, a full front shot reveals air-ducts on the bonnet. The overall styling exhibits flared wheel arches, and the tail is further back, making it seem longer than the recently launched Mercedes-Benz EQS. We won’t be surprised if the Vision EQXX would debut as a two-door coupe. The sloping roofline hints that Mercedes-Benz does not plan on offering rear seats. However, if it does, the headroom for rear occupants will be highly compromised. One key styling element worth mentioning is the vertically stacked tail lamp assembly, which has not been seen on any EQ models until now.