Tag Archives: Mercedes-Benz

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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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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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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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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Mercedes unveils plug-in hybrid van at Geneva motor show

Mercedes recently introduced the Concept V‑ision e, a plug-in hybrid version of its V-Class MPV, at the Geneva International Motor Show. “This concept vehicle shows the potential offered by the Mercedes of MPVs to address customer and market needs even more individually and exclusively in future. With pioneering Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid technology, we are able to increase the output of…

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Mercedes-Benz Touts Its Hybrid History

With the increasing popularity of hybrid vehicles, GreenCarReports.com points out that many automakers are highlighting their early efforts to develop a hybrid car. The website notes that “Mercedes-Benz is the latest to regale us of tales of a hybrid vehicle, the 1906 Mercedes Mixte.” Mercedes experimented with combinations of gasoline and alternative technologies at the turn of the 20th century and…

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Report: 40% of Hybrids Cost Less to Own than Gasoline Counterpart

Green Fleet Magazine reports that 13 of 33 hybrid vehicles have a lower total cost-of-ownership when compared to their all-gasoline counterparts. The findings were based on Vincentric’s 2013 Hybrid Analysis, which measures factors such as depreciation, financing, fees and taxes, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs. The 13 hybrids with lower ownership costs included the Lexus CT200h ($6,300 savings) and…

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