Mercedes-Benz Hybrids Headed to the US

Mercedes-Benz has already unveiled the S 400 BlueHYBRID, but now comes word that Mercedes is also working on hybrid version of its E and C-Class sedans.

After the S-Class hybrid arrives, the E-Class hybrid will be released in 2010 based on the next-gen sedan. By 2011 a C-Class hybrid will also be released based on the refreshed model.

“We have decided on hybridization on all our cares in the future and so far we have had a lot of questions and excitement, but I don’t know how that will translate into a take rate,” CEO Dieter Zetxche said at the Paris Motor Show.

Mercedes is also planning on building 1,000 electric Smart ForTwo cars in the coming years for Europe and possible the US. By 2012 annual production of the electric powered Smart cars will be between 12,000 – 15,000.

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