Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-In Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz announced that by 2017 it will launch 10 new plug-in hybrid models onto the market.
On average, that's one new PHEV per every four months.
We believe that those 10 include the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid and the C 350 e. "e" is the letter that will replace "Plug-In Hybrid" in Mercedes' new nomenclature.
In Geneva, Mercedes-Benz presented the Concept V-ision e, which we think will be followed by a production version.
For Mercedes-Benz, plug-in hybrids are an important tool to lower emissions. Prof Dr Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, explains:
"Plug-in hybrids are a key technology on the road to the local emission-free future of the automobile. Plug-in hybrids offer our customers the best of both worlds; in the city they can drive in all-electric mode, while on long journeys they benefit from the combustion engine's range. In addition, hybridisation makes the combustion engine more efficient and brings with it a special type of dynamic performance - making driving an absolute pleasure."
Mercedes-Benz Concept V-ision e
Range of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars from Daimler:
- 2012: smart fortwo electric drive
- 2012: E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID
- 2013: SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive
- 2013: S 400 HYBRID
- 2013: S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID
- 2014: C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID
- 2014: B-Class Electric Drive
- 2014: S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID
- 2015: C 350 e