Mercedes-Benz unveiled its innovative new concept car at CES 2022. Daimler, soon to be rebranded as Mercedes-Benz, says it will produce all-electric cars from 2025 and invest more than 40 billion euros by 2030 in electric vehicles.
Vision EQXX is Mercedes-Benz's idea for the future of electric cars. The car has a range of more than 1,000 km and exceptional energy consumption of less than 10 kWh per 100 km. The Vision EQXXis considered the most energy-efficient Mercedes-Benz car ever built. Converted to petrol consumption - the car spends around 1 liter of petrol per 100 km.
The Vision EQXX's battery pack has a capacity of almost 100 kWh of energy but is also 50% smaller in volume and 30% less massive than that of the Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan. Ultra-thin roof-mounted solar panels power the battery system for an additional range of up to 25 km. Developed in collaboration with Europe's largest solar energy research institute, the solar roof aims to offset the energy consumption of the high-voltage system.
The shape of the vehicle aims to reduce aerodynamic drag. Mercedes says the "reference" coefficient is 0.17 based on a wind tunnel test at 140 km/h.
The interior of the Vision EQXX is equipped with a large 47.5-inch 8K screen. It spans the entire width of the car. Mercedes-Benz worked with navigation experts NAVIS Automotive Systems to develop the first real-time 3D navigation system on a screen of this size. The vehicle includes the "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant.
There are many innovative materials used in the interior of the car. For example, the door handles are made from AMsilk's Biosteel® fiber, a high-strength, biotechnology-certified vegan fabric that resembles silk. Another sustainable material that adorns the interior of VISION EQXX is MyloTM, a proven alternative to vegan leather made from mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms. This material is used for the seat cushion details in the VISION EQXX. The floor carpets in the Vision EQXXare made from 100% bamboo fiber. In addition, many recycled waste materials are used in the vehicle.