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Mercedes-Benz EQXX EV Completes 1,000 km Electric Drive On Single Charge

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In a direct challenge to Elon Musk’s Tesla, Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the successful test drive of its Vision EQXX prototype vehicle that travelled over 1,000 kms on a fully charged battery. The concept car raises the bar as it boasts the longest distance ever covered by an EV on a single charge to date.

The automaker said that the car’s journey, from Sindelfingen in Germany to the Cote d’Azur in France, started in cold and rainy conditions and was undertaken at regular road speeds. It spent 8.7 kilowatt hours of energy per 100 km, about twice as efficient as Tesla’s Model S 60.

As reported by TechCrunch, Mercedes-Benz has plans to go fully electric by 2030, targeting half of its global sales to include plug-in hybrids and EVs by 2025.

Mercedes’ lineup will boast nine models by the end of the year. These models include electrified versions of its E-Class and B-Class vehicles. The flagship model is the EQS sedan, an electrified version of its S-Class executive sedan with an EPA-estimated range of 350 miles.

The automaker plans to make available the EQS as an SUV for the 2023 model year.

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