…and Audi, Jaguar and the world. This is Merc’s plug-in future. Like it? Up until now, Mercedes’ forays into the world of electric cars have constituted a very rare SLS AMG and a very niche B-class. No longer. This is the Mercedes EQ C, the launch star of the company’s all-electric EQ sub-brand. Looks reasonably
By the middle of the next decade, the world as we know it will end. This end is not written in stone, it was not predicted by the Mayans, and it was not foretold by UFO religions. This end has been sung in the past few years in press releases, statements and interviews. It is
Milton Keynes is the best place for EV spotting. It has so many electric cars that you get to see all sorts. Here’s an odd mix charging up at lunchtime today. At the left is a Vauxhall Ampera, essentially a rebadged GM Volt, and no longer made. In the middle is the ubiquitous Renault ZOE.
The Mercedes C350e plug in hybrid. A very swish car, amazing technology plus an amateur driver and car reviewer in one neat package.
Tesla Motors isn’t the only game in town when it comes to re-branding automotive fame into the energy storage business. Daimler has also announced the start of deliveries for its home energy storage systems produced under the Mercedes-Benz brand by subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. Initially, Daimler entered into the ESS for business and utility companies; today,
Next generation Mercedes S-Class plug-in hybrid flagship to get clever new charging system, while diesel PHEV will join it The facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class plug-in hybrid will feature high tech wireless charging, according to Jochen Strenkert, Mercedes’ man responsible for hybrid powertrains. Speaking to Auto Express before the Geneva Motor Show, Strenkert revealed that Mercedes is
Kelley Blue Book released its list of the “10 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Cars of 2015.” Ranking is opened by BMW i3 (second year in a row in the # 1 spot), followed by Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED, Cadillac ELR and BMW i8. Plug-ins capture the entire Top 5. Best hybrid is at 6th
Last year marked a big breakthrough for electric cars; the majority of major manufacturers invested heavily in developing electric drive-trains and subsequently added an array of appealing battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models to their rosters. By the end of 2014 there were over 17,000 plug-in cars and vans on UK roads with that
The year 2015 will see the strengthening of the market for electric vehicles (EVs); both pure electric and plug-in hybrids. With over 17,000 EVs already on UK roads, Next Green Car forecasts almost 40,000 will be in use by the end of the year. New low emission petrol and diesel models will also be launched
Stuttgart. Locally emission-free, significantly more eco-friendly over its complete life cycle thanks to 64 percent lower CO2 emissions than the equivalent B 180 petrol model, generous in terms of space and range (200 km) and still dynamic on the road (output of 132 kW): the B-Class Electric Drive is a convincing proposition in all sorts