Mercedes-Benz reveals new electric car with solar panels

Jan 7, 2022 03:01 PM ET
  • German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the latest design of its electric fleet, Vision EQXX, which will have 117 solar modules on its roofing.
Mercedes-Benz reveals new electric car with solar panels
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The ultra-thin roof panels will feed the battery system to amount to 25 km (15.53 mi) of added array on long-distance journeys on a solitary day as well as under excellent problems, Mercedes-Benz claimed previously today. The power generated by the solar cells is saved in a lithium-iron-phosphate battery and is utilized to power the climate blower, the lights, the infomercial system and also other ancillaries. In the future, the carmaker intends to make use of Mercedes-Benz solar energy to charge the high-voltage system, as well.

The company asserts that it is one of the most reliable car it has ever before built with energy usage of less than 10 kWh per 100 km as well as a series of greater than 1,000 km on a solitary cost. The car is furnished with a battery pack with practically 100 kWh of energy. The battery is, nevertheless, 50% smaller as well as weighs 30% less than the already benchmark pack in EQS in order to match a portable car, the carmaker claimed.

The automobile was established in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.

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