“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,” says Anke Kleinschmit, Head of Research and Chief Environmental Officer for the Daimler Group. “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 by the significantly better ecological balance when driving, meaning that the overall Life Cycle Assessment is improved, too.”
In the E 350 e, the combination of the 9G-TRONIC plug-in hybrid transmission and the latest generation of electric motors ensures top marks for fuel consumption, ride comfort and dynamics. The new power electronics have allowed further increases in the electric motor’s output and torque to 65 kW (88 hp) and 440 Nm respectively. The E 350 e has a system output of 210 kW (286 hp) and a torque of 550 Nm.