Mercedes-Benz is attracting a wide customer base with an increasing number of plug-in-hybrid models in its offer. Mercedes News
This trend makes an important contribution on the road to CO2-neutral mobility to which Mercedes-Benz is committed as part of its decarbonisation strategy.
Mercedes hybrid / Mercedes News
Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer the possibility of working only on electricity and therefore without local emissions, especially in urban areas. EQ Power models are parallel hybrids that can be charged from external power grids (plug-in).
The powertrain consists of an electric drive and an internal combustion engine that work in tandem and that can drive the vehicle individually or together. Plug-in hybrids offer quick and easy entry into electric mobility – regardless of charging infrastructure.
“Plug-in hybrids combine the best of both worlds. They only run on electricity in the city; while over longer distances they have the benefits of an internal combustion engine range. The vehicle as a whole is more efficient. Different drive characteristics complement each other. The electric motor works most efficiently while driving at low speeds, while the internal combustion engine works most efficiently at higher speeds and loads, ”explains Dr. Torsten Eder, Chief Engineer of Mercedes-Benz Powertrains.