Mercedes-Benz’s Hybrid Approach
When we talk about the automobile industry, we are living in a strange world. Rising gas prices and a decrease in the quantity of fossil fuels has shifted the automotive industry towards eco-friendliness. For the last decade or so, we have seen an incredible surge in the production of hybrid and pure electric vehicles.
Since its inception, Mercedes-Benz has been the leader and pioneer of the automobile world. They were the first car company to produce a hybrid vehicle in 1906, nearly a century earlier before its demand hit the roof.
Mercedes-Benz has been preparing for hybrid vehicles long before any other car company ever thought about it. This is why they are much more qualified in this area of vehicle production.
As any other car company, Mercedes-Benz also has to follow the demands of the market. This is why they excel and outsell all the rivals in every category of vehicle production. So when the demand for hybrid vehicles skyrocketed after the 2008 global financial slump, Mercedes-Benz decided to capture the hybrid market by introducing their plug-in hybrid vehicle line-up.
Mercedes-Benz already produces highly efficient gasoline powered vehicles. Combine this efficiency with electric power and you get near perfect fuel efficiency.
The best thing about Mercedes-Benz Plug-in Hybrid vehicles is that they can be charged wherever you stop (as long as you can find a wall socket). To make the charging even quicker, you can use Mercedes-Benz wall box. The Mercedes-Benz wall box is specially designed for their Plug-in Hybrid cars, and it cuts the charging time in half with its ultra fast charging.
Here are some of the best Mercedes-Benz Plug-in Hybrid vehicles:
C 350e Sedan and Estate
Mercedes-Benz C-Class has always been the entry-level luxury sedan of the brand. But it has slowly climbed its way up, and it is definitely not entry-level vehicle anymore. The C350e sedan and estate is one of the best Plug-in Hybrid car produced by the brand. It offers an impressive all-electric range of almost 20 miles. The combined power output of the gasoline engine and electric motor is just around 275 HP with 442 lb-ft of torque.
GLE 500e SUV
Currently, the demand for SUVs is as high as never before. This demand was the main reason that pushed Mercedes-Benz to introduce Plug-in Hybrid technology to their SUV line-up and the best of them all is the GLE 500e.
GLE 500e was also the first Mercedes-Benz SUV to receive the Plug-in Hybrid treatment. This midsize SUV produces a combine power output of 435HP and 479 lb-ft of torque. The SUV has an all-electric range of 18 miles.
S 500e Saloon
The S-Class is the epitome of the Mercedes-Benz brand. The S 500e features all the luxury and comfort specs of an S-Class and is also fuel efficient. The combine power output of this car is 435HP and 479 lb-ft of torque. The 0-60 mph time is just 5.2 seconds, and you get an all-electric range of over 20 miles.