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10 new plug-in hybrid to be added to Mercedes portfolio by 2017

10 new plug-in hybrid to be added to Mercedes portfolio by 2017

Snapshot: The impact of hybrids is so much so, that Mercedes has reduced its fleet emission by 40% in Europe alone.

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Electric cars couldn't pick up the pace as some trade pundits expected them to do some 5 years ago. But that didn't discourage Mercedes-Benz from their social responsibility and they are already selling 10 lug-in hybrids, which according to Mercedes will reach 20 cars by 2017. The impact of hybrids is so much so, that Mercedes has reduced its fleet emission by 40% in Europe alone.

The German auto giant has already started re-branding its Hybrid range of vehicles with the letter 'e', like for example the C-Class hybrid is renamed as C350e. Joining the current range of vehicles will be the first plug-in crossover in the form of GLE apart from the E400 Hybrid, B-Class Electric drive and smart Fortwo Electric drive EVs.

"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," said Prof Dr Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

The current hybrid range of vehicles includes-

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

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