Mercedes-Benz

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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“Floodgates opening…” with a dozen new plug-in hybrids arriving in 2016

HybridCars.com reports that a dozen new plug-in hybrids will be introduced this year, doubling the number of PHEVs currently for sale in the United States. The article describes the wave of new plug-in hybrids as “tantamount to a floodgate opening…” The new plug-in hybrids include: Audi A3 e-tron Sportback BMW 330e, BMW 740e Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Mercedes-Benz C350e, E350e, GLC 350e 4MATIC, GLE…

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Daimler Is Making Its Managers Drive Hybrid, Electric Cars

FORTUNE reports that plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles are becoming the de facto company car for managers at Daimler. The German automaker has established a new policy that requires top managers to drive electrified company cars—as opposed to gas-powered vehicles—to set an example and provide a clear role model. Read more.

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New plug-in hybrids priced right

BMW and Mercedes were recently highlighted as examples of automakers that have done a good job of pricing their new luxury plug-in hybrids — not too low to lose money but not too high to scare away consumers. The BMW X5 xDrive40e, a plug-in crossover with a fuel economy of 55 MPG equivalent, is priced at $63,095. The Mercedes S550e plug-in hybrid starts at…

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Mercedes introduces its first plug-in hybrid SUV

Following up on its pledge to introduce 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017, Mercedes-Benz introduced its first plug-in hybrid SUV: the GLE550 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid. Drivers will be able to choose between four distinct operating modes: Hybrid: the system controls automatically select the most sensible operating mode with combustion engine and/or electric motor for optimizing the overall energy balance. E-Mode: all-electric driving E-Save: this mode…

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German Automakers Make Big Push for Plug-in Hybrids

A trio of German automakers — Mercedes, Volkswagen and BMW — have aggressive plans for introducing plug-in hybrids. Mercedes has announced plans to introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. That follows news that Volkswagen will launch over twenty electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles over the next few years in China. BMW recently announced its first plug-in hybrid. “Plug-in hybrids are a key technology on…

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Mercedes to introduce 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017

Green Car Congress reports that Mercedes-Benz will introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017 as part of a strategic emphasis on plug-in hybrids. Mercedes’ Plug-In Hybrid system is based on a modular parallel hybrid system with an additional clutch integrated between the combustion engine and the electric motor. Read more.

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