After its record-breaking maiden drive from Stuttgart to Cassis (France) in April, the Mercedes-Benz EQXX set the bar even higher with a 1,202-kilometre road trip from Stuttgart to Silverstone in the UK.
The company noted that the long-distance journeys on public roads provide R&D experts with valuable data for the ongoing development programme.
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management, Mercedes-Benz Group AG, and Chief Technology Officer responsible for Development and Procurement, said that as the company strives to go all-electric by 2030, wherever market conditions allow, it is important to show to the world what can be achieved in real terms through a combination of cutting-edge technology, teamwork and determination.
According to a press release from the company, throughout the road trip, the research vehicle achieved an average consumption of 8.3 kWh/100 km in the face of heavy traffic and summer temperatures.
Earlier in April, the company took the research vehicle on a one-day road trip across several European borders, from Germany to Switzerland, on to Italy, past Milan and finally to its destination, the port town of Cassis near Marseille in the South of France.
After 11 hours and 32 minutes of the journey, the car crossed the finish line in Cassis, covering a total distance of 1,008-kilometre. Interestingly it finished the journey with 15% juice remaining in the battery, enough to go for about 140kms more.