Mercedes-Benz plans to go the full-electric route by 2030 and can quickly current an idea automobile to exhibit its management and capabilities in the case of electric-vehicle expertise.
The automaker has already offered glimpses of the idea, often called the Imaginative and prescient EQXX, and in November its R&D chief, Markus Schaefer, confirmed by way of a LinkedIn publish that the reveal will happen on January 3, 2022. The automobile will spotlight the automaker’s stand on the Client Electronics Present, which kicks off in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 5.
Schaefer additionally offered just a few new particulars on the idea, specifically that it might probably cowl 1,000 kilometers (roughly 621 miles) of real-world driving on a single cost, or about 100 miles greater than the present vary king, the 520-mile Lucid Air Dream Version Vary. Nevertheless, whereas the Lucid is a mid-size sedan, the Mercedes is a compact mannequin, with teaser pictures pointing to a smooth, coupe-like physique.
Mercedes tapped all of its numerous divisions to assist maximize the automobile’s effectivity, together with the System One staff. This extends to the software program utilized by the automobile. In line with Schaefer, the automobile at regular freeway speeds will devour a single-digit kilowatt-hour determine for each 62 miles.
Teaser for Mercedes-Benz Imaginative and prescient EQXX debuting on January 3, 2022
Effectivity measures we all know of are a smooth physique with a coefficient of drag beneath the 0.20 Cd ranking of the Mercedes EQS—which has the bottom ranking for a manufacturing car.
There’s additionally a novel cell design for the battery. In line with Schaefer, the power density for the battery cells are 20% larger in comparison with the EQS.
We additionally know there are extremely environment friendly electrical motors. These are thought to have been developed by British electrical motor specialist Yasa, which Mercedes acquired earlier within the 12 months. The corporate is thought for its axial-flux motors which supply high-power and low-weight traits. Mercedes’ F1 staff has additionally helped on this regard, each in drive efficiency and power restoration.
Whereas Mercedes is not anticipated to launch a manufacturing model of the Imaginative and prescient EQXX, classes discovered in growing it can profit future EVs from the automaker. Mercedes mentioned it can spend greater than 40 billion euros (roughly $45 billion) on EV growth between 2022 and 2030.