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Details released for Mercedes-AMG PHEVs

Mercedes released two new plug-in hybrid powertrains for its AMG performance car division. The more powerful drivetrain, which can deliver more than 804 hp, will feature an updated twin-turbocharged 4L V-8 engine coupled with an electric motor; the second drivetrain will feature an updated turbocharged 2L inline-4 engine coupled with an electric motor. In both powertrains, the electric motor will…

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Next gen. AMG C63 to be a hybrid

Last month, Mercedes confirmed the rumors that the next C63 will be a plug-in hybrid. The new C63 will be available for sale by the end of this year or in early 2022. The car’s powertrain will consist of an inline-4 and three motor-generators combining to deliver 550 horsepower. Initial estimates reveal the C63 can do 62mph in 3.5 seconds!Read…

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Mercedes to electrify line-up by 2022, launch 10 plug-ins by 2020

Mercedes has announced it will electrify its entire line-up by 2022, with ten more plug-in hybrids to launch by the end of this year. According to a new report from Inside EVs, the luxury automaker will focus on full-electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles, all bearing the EQ Power label. In 2019, the brand will launch ten more plug-in…

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Mercedes announces new plug-ins, expansion of Tuscaloosa plant

Daimler’s Mercedes has announced it will have additional new plug-in hybrids in production starting later this year. The plug-ins are to be produced at the automaker’s Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa. Car Scoops reports that the hybrid vehicles are likely the plug-in versions of Mercedes next-generation SUVs, potentially the next-gen GLE. The Tuscaloosa plant has seen additional investment by Mercedes in…

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Luxury automakers look to hybrids for future sales

Luxury automakers are quickly moving towards hybrids as the next attractive option for their clientele. Lexus, Mercedes, and Porsche are only a few of the luxury makers increasing their hybrid offerings. BMW currently offers hybrid versions of three of its sedans. Cadillac’s PHEV, the CT6, brings additional options to the luxury market. Jason Kavanagh at Edmonds has the story. Read…

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Mercedes adds to PHEV lineup

Mercedes will bring to market later this year the C350e and C350de plug-in hybrids. The two models, to be released in Europe, will be offered in with gasoline and diesel engines, respectively. The models will have electric ranges of around 50 kilometers (31 miles), provided by their 13.8 kwh battery. The C350e and C350de feature the new Mercedes EQ-Power System…

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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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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, BMW working together on wireless charging solutions for plug-in hybrids

Auto Blog Green reports that Mercedes and BMW are working together to speed up development of a wireless charging system. A press release explains that the system will consist of an on-board coil and another coil that can be placed within the garage floor or someplace similarly stationary. The system will charge at 3.6 kilowatts and with 90 percent efficiency.…

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