Will be plug-in hybrids.
Will go on sale in India in the future.
Mercedes has announced that the A-Class, B-Class and A-Class sedan all have been added to what it calls the ‘EQ’ range. These are plug-in hybrids that have a petrol motor, an electric motor, and can be plugged in to charge the battery pack for the electric motor as well.
The fossil fuel component of these hybrids consists of a 1.3-litre four cylinder petrol engine. While it might seem almost the same as something that powers a Swift, it produces a surprising 160bhp. Then there’s the electric motor, which produces 100 bhp of its own. Combined, they propel these models from 0-100kph in 6.6 seconds. Top speed is 235kph (limited).
The Lithium-ion battery feeding the electric motor is a 15.6kWh one, and can be charged from 10-100 per cent in 105 minutes. However, you’ll require a 7.4 kW Wallbox with AC current for that. The DC battery will go from 10-80 per cent in just 25 minutes. In electric mode (no petrol engine involved) the cars can cover 70-75 km.