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Mercedes EV Breaks 1,000-Kilometer Range Barrier to Outdo Tesla

  • EQXX prototype rides from Germany to France on a single charge
  • Automaker pushing to wrestle technology lead from U.S. rival
The Mercedes VISION EQXX.
The Mercedes VISION EQXX.Source: Mercedes-Benz

A Mercedes-Benz AG electric car drove more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) from Germany to the French Riviera on a single charge, taking the fight to seize the technology limelight from Tesla Inc. to the next level.

The EQXX prototype rode from Sindelfingen near Stuttgart via Switzerland and Italy to the Mediterranean coastal town of Cassis, the automaker said Thursday. The sedan’s lightweight chassis and aerodynamic profile allowed it to complete the trip with a battery half the size of Mercedes’s EQS flagship electric vehicle.