Mercedes-Benz demonstrates clean tank flip within the EQG electrical G-Wagen

Mercedes-Benz demonstrates clean tank flip within the EQG electrical G-Wagen


Mercedes-Benz launched a fast however spectacular video demonstration of the EQG, the brand new electrical G-Wagen, doing a clean tank flip.

The “tank flip”, the flexibility of a car to do a 180-degree activate the spot, has been popularized in electrical automobiles by Rivian with R1T.

Apparently, Rivian achieved that with out utilizing rear-wheel-steering however just because it may apply torque independently at every 4 wheels because of its quad motor powertrain.

Since then, many electrical automakers have turned to rear-wheel steering, which is rapidly changing into essential function for electrical pickup vehicles and larger EVs coming to market, to allow the capability together with extra maneuverability on the whole.

GMC began the dance by demonstrating “Crab Mode’ using rear-wheel steering on the Hummer EV. A number of different automakers have since introduced rear-wheel-steering and Tesla adopted with the Cybertruck final 12 months. We not too long ago noticed a fast video of what it appears like on the Cybertruck.

Now Mercedes-Benz is the newest firm to convey “tank flip” to its electrical automobiles.

The corporate has launched a brand new brief video of a Mercedes EQG prototype demonstrating a tank activate sand:

Clearly, the floor on which a tank flip is essential. Sand makes it each simpler and in addition doesn’t destroy the tires as a lot as a more durable floor.

The German automaker first unveiled the Mercedes-Benz EQG idea at IAA final 12 months, and it has had the followers of the G-Wagen buzzing, however not a lot is understood in regards to the car since it’s nonetheless on the idea stage.

Extra not too long ago, Mercedes did reveal that the brand new electrical car goes to function a next-gen battery utilizing an anode developed by Sila, a battery startup that the German automaker invested in again in 2019.

Extra particulars about Mercedes-Benz EQG are anticipated to be launched nearer to manufacturing, which is scheduled for 2024.

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September 2022