Mercedes introduces its first plug-in hybrid SUV

mercedes plug-in 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 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

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