Tesla and Lucid both better watch out.
Range anxiety will soon be a thing of the past as new electric vehicles arrive sporting range that would embarrass even the most efficient hybrids and diesels. The Lucid Air, for example, has the longest range of any electric car on the market with up to 520 miles on a charge. It's tough to imagine an EV beating that range estimate anytime soon, but if anyone can beat Lucid Motors, it's Mercedes-Benz.
More than one year ago, Mercedes teased an EV with a staggering 750-mile range, called the Vision EQXX. The vehicle will be revealed (in concept form) on January 3, 2022, but before then, the German automaker just released a new teaser for its most efficient car ever. No new information was provided abut the car, but Mercedes says the Vision EQXX will "lead in electric" and "lead in car software."
This latest teaser shows the EQXX in side profile, giving us a great look at its aerodynamic body. To achieve a 750-mile range, the EQXX will likely sport a massive battery pack and an extremely low drag coefficient. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan is currently the most aerodynamically efficient car on sale with a super-low 0.20 drag coefficient, but we expect the EQXX to improve on this metric. Seeing the car from the side, the elongated rear end reminds us of the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 from 2015. That car boasted a 0.19 drag coefficient, enabling 313 mpg from its tiny diesel engine.
Though the EQXX focuses on efficiency rather than performance, the design looks genuinely pretty from the teaser images. Mercedes previously teased the sleek front end, which looks more appealing than the EQS Sedan. Mercedes may not give us full battery details when it reveals the EQXX, but the German automaker promises it will "[increase] the energy density at the cell level by a further 20% compared to the EQS," according to Markus Schafer, Mercedes Chief Technology Officer.
The Vision EQXX will be on display at CES 2022 in Las Vegas from January 5-8 on the Mercedes-Benz stand.