Mercedes-Benz

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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“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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