Highly charged: e-mobility concepts from Mercedes-Benz.
E-mobility. The concept of the future.
Efficient. Flexible. Urban. Electro-mobility can make today’s traffic both cleaner and quieter, thereby noticeably improving city living. It is estimated that by 2025, sixty percent of the world’s population will live in big cities – a development which makes an intelligent drive systems strategy indispensable for the private transport sector. Wilko Andreas Stark, Vice President Daimler Strategy & Mercedes-Benz Cars Productstrategy and -planning, highlights the great significance which electro-mobility has for Mercedes-Benz: “For us, it’s not really a matter of whether electro-mobility will take off, but when. Mercedes-Benz has the goal to be the leader when it comes to green technology. With daily usability, flexibility and affordability in mind, we can already offer our customers convincing solutions”.
C 350 e:
Fuel consumption combined: 2.4-2.1 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 55-48 g/km;
Power consumption weighted: 11.9-11.0 kWh/100km.*
Three-lane drive system strategy.
To achieve locally emission-free driving, Mercedes-Benz has adopted a three-lane drive system strategy, which began with the optimisation of combustion engines and drive system components such as the transmission. The result is impressive: thanks to optimised engines, more than twenty Mercedes-Benz models emit less than 100 g of CO₂ per kilometre. Plug-In Hybrid vehicles form the second lane of the drive system strategy and form a bridge between purely electric driving and optimised combustion engines. The third lane is thus occupied by purely electric vehicles featuring either a battery electric or a fuel cell drive system.
GLC 350 e 4MATIC:
Fuel consumption combined: 2.6 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 60 g/km;
Power consumption weighted: 20 kWh/100km.*
Strategic hybrid initiative: the best of both worlds.
Driving pleasure, comfort and efficiency can be combined harmoniously together. Proof of this can be found in the Plug-In Hybrid models from Mercedes-Benz. By 2017, as part of a strategic hybrid vehicle offensive, ten new Plug-In Hybrid vehicles will be launched, including new SUVs options like the new GLE and GLC models. The S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID¹ spearheads the Plug-In Hybrid model line-up. The luxury saloon blends the on-the-road performance of an eight-cylinder engine with the consumption rate of a compact vehicle – and 33 kilometres can be driven on purely electric power alone. The C 350 e is the first model to sport the new “e” abbreviation which denotes its electrified drive system.¹ From July 2015 with new model designation: S 500 e
S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID:
Fuel consumption combined: 2.8 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 65 g/km;
Power consumption weighted: 13.5 kWh/100km.*
Intelligent. Efficient. Forward-thinking.
The Plug-In Hybrid vehicles from Mercedes-Benz combine the range of a combustion engine with the efficiency and additional dynamism of an electric engine. In addition to using energy recuperation (which recuperates electrical energy during braking) and charging the battery while driving, all Plug-In Hybrid vehicles can also be charged using either a domestic plug socket or a charging station when out and about. These features make it possible to drive using purely electric power when required.
The fact that Mercedes-Benz always strives to find intelligent mobility solutions is demonstrated by the “Intelligent Hybrid” operating strategy: a way to calculate the recuperation potential of the journey ahead, the system uses data from the COMAND Online navigation system. Therefore, it can provide advance information on the profile of the route and applicable speed limits.
Driving pleasure straight out of an electrical socket.
One hundred percent electric. One hundred percent fun. One hundred percent locally emission-free. Daimler’s battery electric drive systems impress with their great driving dynamics and delivery of full torque from a standstill, thereby making for some impressive starts at traffic lights. The B-Class Electric Drive, for example, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than eight seconds and has a range of up to 200 kilometres. The smart fortwo Electric Drive, which is already successfully being used as part of the car2go electric vehicle fleet, sprints in just 4.8 seconds to a city-oriented 60 km/h and has a range of up to 145 kilometres. The battery electric vehicles prove that being rational can also be great fun.
B-Class Electric Drive:
Combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km;
Power consumption weighted: 17.9-16.6 kWh/100 km.*
Tailor-made: e-mobility services.
Electro-mobility from Mercedes-Benz works comfortably, flexibly and reliably thanks to comprehensive services for your vehicle. To ensure this, Mercedes-Benz has a broad and attractive range of services at the ready: the app “Charge&Pay² for Mercedes-Benz” makes charging and paying at public charging stations particularly easy. With the “me connect” services and associated “remote vehicle status” function, you can check the charge status and vehicle range as well as search for the nearest charging station. The “B flexible package” provides owners of the B-Class Electric Drive with utmost flexibility. It includes credit to use Mercedes-Benz Rent vehicles free-of-charge (15 days per year) as well as car2go black (two hours per month) and car2go vehicles (one hour per month). In addition to this, there are also tailor-made financing models like “sale&care” for the smart electric drive: the customer buys, finances or leases the vehicle and then rents the battery.
² Free-of-charge, currently available in Germany and Great Britain
Another comfortable offer is the “Wallbox Service”, which provides customers with a safe, fast way of charging their electric or Plug-In Hybrid vehicles at home. Battery certificates guarantee a minimum durability of high-voltage batteries for plug-in hybrid models (6 years or 100,000 kilometres) and the B-Class Electric Drive (8 years or 100,000 kilometres). Mercedes-Benz e-mobility services in detail.
Having an electric drive only makes complete sense when the electricity used to charge its batteries is generated in a sustainable manner. For this reason, Daimler uses wind energy to generate a quantity of CO₂-neutral electricity which corresponds to the amount required by the number of smart fortwo electric drive vehicles registered in Germany. Even where batteries are concerned, Daimler is one step ahead of the game: in Mannheim, they have created a central processing centre for recycling high-voltage batteries. The material recovery process takes place in several steps, including the complete separation of all component parts, the reconstruction of the units and the recycling of materials.
Drive systems to suit all requirements.
Regardless of whether you're just heading into town for a little shopping or planning on driving somewhere on holiday, the e-mobility concepts from Mercedes-Benz have the right drive system to meet all of you needs. When driving in city traffic, battery electric vehicles are the first choice, but the Plug-In Hybrid vehicles offer the best of both worlds.
The Mercedes-Benz e-mobility fleet will continue to be expanded in the future, as Wilko Stark promises: “Other electric vehicles are already in the starting blocks – the next electric smart is due for launch in 2016. At the moment, it's a little too early to provide any further details, but rest assured, there will be some very exiting vehicles combining emotion and intelligence”.