Lifecycle Analysis Comp: Mercedes E 350e PHEV CO2 Emissions Down 44%
According to the results of TÜV’s Life Cycle Assessment of the Mercedes-Benz E 350 e, the plug-in hybrid version has significantly reduced the carbon footprint over conventional powertrain.
In NEDC terms (Euro standards), the E 350 e needs only 2.1 l/100 km of gasoline, and 11.5 kWh for every 100 km driven on electricity.
Compared to the previous generation E 350 CGI (also measured in NEDC) the new E 350 e will provide the following changes during its life cycle (measured as material manufacture, production, driving for 250,000 kilometres calculated with certified consumption figures and recycling):
- around 44% lower CO2 emissions (charged externally with the European energy mix)
- around 63% lower CO2 emissions (renewable energy for external charging)
- The E 350 e consumes from 31 to 48 percent less primary energy over all its life cycle phases
On the other hand, NOx emissions will remain elevated until more and more electricity comes from renewables.
Anke Kleinschmit, Head of Research and Chief Environmental Officer for the Daimler Group said:
“The Plug-in Hybrid is a good example of how a transparent analysis of the entire life cycle is required to show and evaluate the environmental impact in its entirety. With these analyses, we go way beyond the statutory requirements. They also enable us to prove that the naturally higher use of resources in production is more than compensated for by the significantly better ecological balance when driving, meaning that the overall Life Cycle Assessment is improved, too.”
See full report: Environmental Certificate Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E 350 e quick spec:
- system output of 210 kW (286 hp) and a torque of 550 Nm
- electric motor’s output and torque to 65 kW (88 hp) and 440 Nm respectively
- up to 33 km (20.5 miles) od all-electric range (NEDC)