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 preserves the current state of charge of the battery to be able to drive on all-electric power at a later time
- Charge: battery is charged while driving and when the vehicle is stationary