Mercedes Vision EQXX livestream, see the EV with 1,000 km range

Mercedes has been teasing the Vision EQXX for many months, and we’re finally going to see it today courtesy of a livestream that starts at 6 PM CET / 5 PM GMT / 12 PM EDT. Billed as being the company’s most efficient car ever, the fully electric concept aims to deliver 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of range on a single charge. That represents a massive improvement over the EQS with its WLTP rating of up to 770 kilometers (478 miles).

You’re probably wondering by now how have the engineers been able to extract such a long range over the already impressive EQS. We will have to wait until later today for the full details, but we do know aerodynamics has played a major role during the development phase. The EQS has a drag coefficient of only 0.20, but rest assured the Vision EQXX will have an even lower Cd to bolster efficiency thanks to more optimal airflow.

Aside from having a sleek body, the revolutionary concept car is going to utilize Mercedes’ next-generation battery technology with a 20% percent density. In addition, a lightweight construction was also crucial for the engineering team, which collaborated with the company’s hugely successful Formula 1 division.

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It’s worth pointing out the Vision EQXX won’t be going into production, but Mercedes has promised the gained know-how will be put to good use in a future compact electric car with an extended range. However, it will take a while before an EV the size of an A-Class will be able to cover 1,000 kilometers before having to pull over at a charging station.

Concept cars usually pave the way for a new design direction, which means Mercedes might provide us with a window into the future of how its next-gen EVs will look. The Vision EQXX is shaping up to be quite interesting judging from the sheer numbers of teasers released in the build-up to today’s world premiere.

Depending on where you’ll be watching the livestream, it’s scheduled to kick off at 6 PM CET / 5 PM GMT / 12 PM EDT.

Source: Mercedes-Benz / YouTube

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