Mercedes-Benz

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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Mercedes S550e plug-in hybrid will offer wireless charging

GreenCarReports.com says Mercedes may the first automaker to offer wireless charging on a plug-in hybrid. While certain third-party suppliers offer systems that can be retrofitted to existing vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will feature optional wireless charging as part of an upcoming set of changes and upgrades. The updated S-Class is expected to go on sale next year as a 2018…

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Mercedes GLC to offer world’s first plug-in fuel-cell powertrain

Mercedes plans to combine the easy recharging of a plug-in electric vehicle with the long-distance advantages attributed to vehicles fueled by hydrogen, according to an article published by GreenCarReports.com. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell will be the world’s first production plug-in fuel-cell vehicle when it launches next year. The GLC F-Cell’s powertrain control software continuously optimizes energy efficiency, Mercedes says, using…

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Influx of hybrid SUVs and crossovers coming soon

If you’d like a hybrid vehicle, but need the additional space offered by a SUV or crossover, you will soon have more options. Here are seven hybrids or plug-in hybrids that will be coming to the U.S. market: the Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz GLC Plug-in Hybrid, Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid, Acura MDX Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-in Hybrid, and…

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