The Mercedes-Benz GLC350e is the best-selling plug-in hybrid luxury crossover. In early 2020, the GLC350e gets even better with a significant upgrade with a battery that’s 50 percent bigger. The all-electric range should jump to about 15 miles, if not higher. You still get the same excellent ride quality, comfort, and high-end interior ambiance.

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This small Mercedes electric car directly competes with the BMW i3. Its powertrain is provided by Tesla Motors, but engineers turned it into a comfortable and relaxed commuter car. If driven with care, the well-appointed B-Class could offer around 100 miles of range from a battery pack capable of holding 31.5 kilowatt-hours of juice.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
July 11, 2013

Mercedes S500 Plug-In Hybrid Is Coming Fall 2014

The big Benz could achieve a stellar 78 miles per gallon equivalent when introduced in 2014. It's not a certainty for the U.S. market, but it makes a lot of sense.

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By Zach McDonald ·
March 22, 2013

In Slip, Mercedes Reveals S-Class Plug-in Hybrid Possibility

During a recent media presentation in Sindelfingen, Germany, Mercedes reportedly experienced a bit of a PowerPoint malfunction—causing images of a future S-Class plug-in hybrid to be displayed in place of slides that were supposed to be showcasing the redesigned S-Class’s new console user interface.

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By Nick Kurczewski ·
October 05, 2012

Mercedes Quietly Plots Course for EV Sales in US

The official news is short and to the point: Mercedes-Benz is keeping a tight lid on its plans to sell electric-powered vehicles in the U.S. “We don’t have official information to share about future electric vehicle technologies regarding specific vehicle applications,” Christian Bokich, manager of product and technology PR at Mercedes-Benz USA, told this week.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
September 20, 2012

Mercedes, with Tesla's Help, to Debut B-Class Electric Drive in Paris

Tesla will show off a new all-electric version of its compact MPV in Paris next week. The car, in a gas version at least, is probably headed for the U.S. The battery car is slated for the road in 2014.

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
January 04, 2012

Mercedes Vito E-Cell Electric Van Has Refrigerator Option

We've seen electric cars and bikes, but there might be an opportunity for something even bigger: Make room for the electric van. While you're at it, how about a refrigerator to go along with zero emissions?

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By Jim Motavalli ·
May 12, 2011

EVs for Iceland: Thanks to Ultra-Cheap Electricity, It's a "No Brainer"

Iceland is moving forward with an EV plan led by Northern Lights Energy in partnership with U.S.-based Amp Electric Vehicles. With a tiny population concentrated in Reykjavik, it's a perfect candidate for the world's first electric transportation network.

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