Mercedes Says Futuristic Electric Car Gets 620 Miles Per Charge
In the race to make driving fully electric, range matters.
Mercedes-Benz says the EQXX, its recently unveiled electric sedan, will get as much as 620 miles per charge. The company calls the EQXX “the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever.”
Mercedes-Benz pulled back the curtain on the new car at the annual CES show in Las Vegas, Car and Driver reports. Although the company said the EQXX is designed to get more than 600-miles per charge in real-world driving situations, that proclamation has yet to be tested.
“That big claim has the typical concept-car squishiness to it, as it isn't comparable to the range figure of any other EV,” Car and Driver’s Mike Duff reports. It is not based on a standard assessment approved by government agencies in the U.S. or Europe, but instead is the result of what Mercedes calls “digital simulations based in real-life traffic conditions.”
The EQXX remains purely a concept, as the company has only released some information about its design and limited technical details. The car’s various bells and whistles include two vegan leather interior options, solar panels, and recycled plastic trim.
The concept is a "technology blueprint for series production,” Mercedes-Benz says.
Some of the Cars of Today are Defective
While Mercedes-Benz and other auto manufacturers look to the next generation of vehicles, they are still struggling to ensure that the cars they put on the road today are safe to drive.
Mercedes-Benz announced over the summer that it was recalling nearly 350,000 vehicles because of a software problem that could cause backup camera screens to go blank and increase the risk of a crash. The move came three months after the company called back some 1.3 million vehicles over faulty emergency alert systems.
Fortunately, car owners in California do not have to wait for a recall to get defective and unsafe vehicles fixed. The state’s lemon law requires Mercedes-Benz and other manufacturers to perform a wide range of repairs on cars while they are under warranty.
The law also requires manufacturers to buy back covered vehicles that they cannot or will not fix. That includes compensating the owner for the purchase price, as well as financing costs and other related expenses. Although the company can offer instead to replace the car, it is up to the owner to accept or reject this arrangement.
There is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replace requirement kicks in. An experienced lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights and explore your options.
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