Watch out Tesla! Mercedes-Benz unveils its new, all-electric concept car at CES 2022 that could drive from New York City to Savannah, Georgia - 648 miles - on a single charge

  • Mercedes-Benz revealed its new., all-electric Vision EQXX concept car on virtually on Monday for CES
  • The company was previously set to attend CES, but opted to take their presentation online due to COVID
  •  EQXX is said to get a 648-mile range per charge, while Tesla offers 402 miles and Lucid 520 miles
  • The car has yet to hit the road, but Mercedes is basing the luxury car's range on computer simulated testing 

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Mercedes-Benz pulled the wraps on its new all-electric Vision EQXX car on Monday, boasting the luxury vehicle has a 648-mile range per charge. 

Although still a concept, the vehicle now holds the record for EV with the most miles on a single charge - Lucid offers 520 miles and Tesla provides 402 miles.

The Vision EQXX was unveiled virtually at the Consumers Electronics Show (CES), as Mercedes is one of the many companies that opted out of attending in-person over concerns of the coronavirus. 

EQXX is solar-powered and designed with recycled and sustainable materials including mushroom fibers, ground up cacti and trash such as food scraps.

However, the car has yet to hit the road, but Mercedes is basing the luxury car's range on computer simulated testing.

The company plans to unleash the vehicle on real roads this spring. 

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Mercedes-Benz pulled the wraps on its new all-electric Vision EQXX car on Monday, boasting the luxury vehicle has a 648-mile range per charge. Although still a concept, the vehicle now holds the record for EV with the most miles on a single charge - Lucid offers 520 miles and Tesla provides 402 miles

Mercedes-Benz pulled the wraps on its new all-electric Vision EQXX car on Monday, boasting the luxury vehicle has a 648-mile range per charge. Although still a concept, the vehicle now holds the record for EV with the most miles on a single charge - Lucid offers 520 miles and Tesla provides 402 miles

During the livestream, the company touted the concept car's compact design and efficient battery.

EQXX, dubbed the most-efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built, will have energy consumption of less than 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 km, or six miles per kWh.

That is almost three times farther per kilowatt hour than a Tesla Model S Long Range, according to US EPA estimates.

Mercedes also describes the shape as 'more aerodynamic than a football and the interior boasts a free-floating, one-piece display, all of which provides a sleek, yet minimalist feel.

And it is also designed with sustainable material -  the leather is made from the underground root-like structures of mushrooms and bamboo fibers make up the carpets.

EQXX is solar-powered and designed with recycled and sustainable materials including mushroom fibers, ground up cacti and trash such as food scraps

EQXX is solar-powered and designed with recycled and sustainable materials including mushroom fibers, ground up cacti and trash such as food scraps

Mercedes also describes the shape as 'more aerodynamic than a football and the interior boasts a free-floating, one-piece display, all of which provides a sleek, yet minimalist feel.

Mercedes also describes the shape as 'more aerodynamic than a football and the interior boasts a free-floating, one-piece display, all of which provides a sleek, yet minimalist feel.

The inside of EQXX has a giant 47.5-inch touchscreen that spans across the entire dashboard and is AI-powered to provide drivers with the best directions and suggestions while cruising down the road.

Mercedes says is working with a company called NAVIS Automotive Systems to develop 'the first real-time 3D navigation system' for a touchscreen this size.

When implemented, the system will provide 'seamless zoom and scroll functions from satellite view down to a height of 10 meters in the 3D city representation,' the company says.

The inside of EQXX has a giant 47.5-inch touchscreen that spans across the entire dashboard and is AI-powered to provide drivers with the best directions and suggestions while cruising down the road

The inside of EQXX has a giant 47.5-inch touchscreen that spans across the entire dashboard and is AI-powered to provide drivers with the best directions and suggestions while cruising down the road

The outside of EQXX, which Mercedes says is a sculpture of beauty, includes a material found in landfill waste, known as UBQ.

UBQ is an innovation from Israel that is a combination of mixed plastics, cardboard, gardening waste and even diapers, according to Mercedes. 

EQXX is powered by 117 solar panels that are installed on its roof, which can add up to 15 miles of range on long-distance journeys under ideal conditions in a single day.

The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX is how we imagine the future of electric cars,' Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kaellenius said.

Daimler will test-drive the prototype before the middle of the year on various types of terrain, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Markus Schaefer told journalists on Monday.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new, all-electric concept car at CES 2022 that has a 648-mile range

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