The four-seat show car is inspired by the 2009 Hollywood movie Avatar. It tout a 110-kWh battery capable of delivering 435 miles of driving range. The battery uses highly concentrated seawater and a graphene-based materials. They are sourced from agricultural waste, such as composted bananas and coconuts.
“It’s carbon-dioxide-neutral,” Andreas Hintennach, senior manager of battery research at Mercedes-Benz AG, told Automotive News at the electronics show.
“We could make batteries smaller,” reducing weight and the size of the vehicle, Hintennach said.
“We need to find the production technology,” Hintennach said.