Mercedes-Benz

S560e plug-in hybrid available from Mercedes

Mercedes has released for ordering the third-generation of its S 560e plug-in hybrid. The vehicle achieves an all-electric range of 31 miles (50 km) through its V6 engine, 90kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The S 560e PHEV’s battery is the first to come from Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE, a subsidiary of Mercedes’ parent company. The powertrain produces up to 350kW of…

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Mercedes announces new E300e and E300de plug-ins

Mercedes has announced two new plug-in options—and one of them runs partially on diesel. The automaker will launch the E300e and E300de in the near future, with the E300e utilizing a gasoline ICE in combination with a plug-in powertrain. The E300de, however, will combine a diesel engine with the plug-in system. The two Mercedes PHEVs will utilize a 90kW electric…

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Mercedes GLE to offer both mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains

Mercedes is launching the next generation of its GLE line, and the vehicle will come standard as a mild hybrid. Mercedes will also offer a plug-in hybrid version of the small SUV. The mild hybrid system utilizes a forty-eight volt electrical system, slated to improve “ride quality.” The upgrade vehicle contains a fully redesigned interior, in combination with a number…

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Mercedes announces new plug-ins, expansion of Tuscaloosa plant

Daimler’s Mercedes has announced it will have additional new plug-in hybrids in production starting later this year. The plug-ins are to be produced at the automaker’s Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa. Car Scoops reports that the hybrid vehicles are likely the plug-in versions of Mercedes next-generation SUVs, potentially the next-gen GLE. The Tuscaloosa plant has seen additional investment by Mercedes in…

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Mercedes to release diesel plug-in hybrid

Two plug-in diesel pre-production models are to make their first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Mercedes-Benz plans to reveal the two models, outfitted with a four-cylinder diesel engine in combination with a lithium-ion battery capable of storing 13.5kWh of energy. As Green Car Congress reports, these diesel plug-ins exhibit the first passenger car diesel engine “to use…

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Mercedes adds to PHEV lineup

Mercedes will bring to market later this year the C350e and C350de plug-in hybrids. The two models, to be released in Europe, will be offered in with gasoline and diesel engines, respectively. The models will have electric ranges of around 50 kilometers (31 miles), provided by their 13.8 kwh battery. The C350e and C350de feature the new Mercedes EQ-Power System…

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Aston Martin is Going ‘100 Percent Hybrid’ by 2025

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has told the Financial Times that every one of the manufacturer’s cars will be offered as a hybrid by 2025. That doesn’t mean all Aston Martins will be hybrids, but all will at least be offered with some sort of hybrid powertrain. Palmer also said about a quarter of the supercar maker’s vehicles will be…

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Mercedes Hybrid Vehicles Branded “EQ Power”

HybridCars.com reports that Mercedes will designate all future hybrid and electric vehicles under the new “EQ Power” brand. The first model unique to the EQ Power name will be a mid-sized electric crossover with a targeted range of over 300 miles. The vehicle, scheduled to arrive in 2019, will be the first of ten planned all-electric vehicles in the line-up…

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Mercedes plug-in hybrid will offer first wireless charging system

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid will offer car buyers the first wireless electric vehicle charging system, GreenCarCongress reports. Drivers can simply park on a special pad and charging will begin. The wireless charging system features Qualcomm Halo technology. Read more.

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