Mercedes-Benz gets serious about plug-in hybrids

This fall Mercedes-Benz will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of the S- and C-Class sedans, but that’s just the beginning. Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to add 10 plug-in hybrids to its lineup by 2017.

Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid


This fall Mercedes-Benz will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of the S- and C-Class sedans, but that’s just the beginning. Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to add 10 plug-in hybrids to its lineup by 2017.
Mercedes-Benz has also announced that all of its plug-in hybrids will get the letter “e” badge, which is much cleaner than the previous “plug-in hybrid” designation. This means that the first two models will be the S 500 e and C 350 e. What will the next plug-in hybrid be? The upcoming GLE (ML-Class replacement) will get a plug-in hybrid version.

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“Plug-in hybrids are a key technology on the road to the local emission-free future of the automobile,” emphasises Prof Dr Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “Plug-in hybrids offer our customers the best of both worlds; in the city they can drive in all-electric mode, while on long journeys they benefit from the combustion engine’s range. In addition, hybridisation makes the combustion engine more efficient and brings with it a special type of dynamic performance – making driving an absolute pleasure.”

Source: Mercedes-Benz