The newly unveiled Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX will have a major influence on the brand's future electric vehicles. We'll see cues from it on production vehicles as soon as 2024. The EQXX's impressive efficiency allows it to cover over 621 miles (1,000 kilometers) on a charge. This would be enough to go from Berlin, Germany, to Paris, France, without needing to plug in the sedan. Mercedes claims the average American driver would only need to recharge the vehicle twice a month. Power comes from an electric motor that makes 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts). Mercedes touts that the powertrain is so efficient that 95 percent of the energy ends up at the wheels. There's a solar panel with 117 cells is on the roof, and the vehicle uses it to power many of the ancillary electric systems, like the blower for the HVAC system, lights, and infotainment system.
Inside, there's a seamless display that spans 47.5 inches (120.6 centimeters) from A-pillar to A-pillar. It has an 8k resolution and runs a navigation system with 3d graphics that can depict a city from a satellite view down to a height of 33 feet (10 meters). The cabin also makes extensive use of sustainable materials. This includes fabric that uses Biosteel silk-like fiber, vegan leather that comes from mushrooms, animal-free leather from pulverized cactus fibers, and bamboo-based carpets.