Mercedes wants to build an EV with over 1,000 km of range

620 miles to be exact

I still firmly believe that infrastructure is much more important than range but then again I write about cars, I don't build them, and assuming all automakers know better, they're all focusing on range. Mercedes, for example, wants to build a new electric car capable of covering 1,000 km, that's about 620 miles, on a single charge.

The production car won't be here before 2023 at the earliest but we are at least about to see the prototype that precedes it: the upcoming Vision EQXX, a concept car that Mercedes will reveal at the CES 2022 in Las Vegas. Mercedes even said they might be able to give it a range of 1,200 km (750 miles), which would be honestly, properly impressive.

Mercedes COO Markus Schäfer said the Vision EQXX "is set to become the most efficient electric vehicle we have ever built - with a real-world range of 1,000 km". He added that the battery cells that power the EQXX have 20% higher energy density than the ones in the EQS.

What do you think? Is range more important than infrastructure, or is it the other way around? In other words, is it better to drive a car with 1,000 km of range, or knowing that you can easily and quickly charge it when you run out of juice, no matter where you are?

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Comments (24)

  • If they build it, i'll buy it

      29 days ago
  • Coming to a store near you in 2300!

      29 days ago
  • I agree with you. Infrastructure is much more important. 200 to 300 mile real world range is more than enough for the vast majority of people, as long as there is somewhere to charge the car

      29 days ago
    • "as long as there is somewhere to charge the car" ... and there in lies the dilemma. Range is more important UNTIL we have sufficient infrastructure. Can't charge a car if there's no chargers.

        29 days ago
    • that's an interesting point of view

        29 days ago
  • Range, range, range. I don't need range, I need a 5 min recharge thing. And that isn't happening.

      27 days ago
  • Mercedes wants to build an EV with over 1,000 km of range @tribe

      29 days ago