The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid will be able to drive up to 62 miles in electric mode on the WLTP test cycle. Ola Kallenius, head of Daimler group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development confirmed the stats for the new GLE plug-in hybrid, which is slated to arrive in the second half of 2019.
The EV driving range for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in hybrid is a significant improvement over the current GLE 550e plug-in, which can only drive a measly 10 miles in electric mode. Although Kallenius has confirmed the range for the new GLE Plug-in Hybrid, we don’t know which engine will be mated to the hybrid powertrain.
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t confirmed which markets will get the new GLE PHEV first, but it likely will arrive in Europe first.
While Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the driving range on Europe’s new WLTP test cycle, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the EPA will certify it with the same range in the US. In the US the new GLE PHEV will likely come in a bit lower than the WLTP test results, but either way it’s a huge improvement over the current model.
Source: Automotive News