Mercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range)

June 4th, 2015 Comments Off on Mercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range)

There are a few particular stats concerning the new Mercedes S500 Plug-inPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » HybridVW planning to launch 6+ #hybrid #PHEV plug-in hybrids from 2014. Read more ... » that grab your attention when skimming the specNew #ElectricCar Entry for 2015 Q1: Electric Mercedes B-Class. Read more ... » sheet. Namely, combined fuelRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » consumptionThe official Electric Car launch of the BMW i3. Read more ... » of 100.9mpg, CO2 emissionsWhy electric cars better catch on. Read more ... » of 65g/km and 0BMW 3-series plug-in prototype (Expected in 2016). Read more ... »-62mph in 52013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... ».2Too good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » seconds.

They’re not a misprint – this is the greenest S-class yet, with a 3Step closer: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production. Read more ... ».0-litre petrolGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... »-fuelled V6 joined by a 114bhp electricNTU ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. Read more ... » motor taking its energy from a big lithium-iona Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... » batteryMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » pack in the bootHealthy 30% increase: Demand for Electric Nissan Leaf increases #ev #electricCar. Read more ... ». It’s also the first of a raft of new plug-in Mercs, with 10#Audi A3 #E-tron #PHEV #hybrid to enter production this year, ahead of schedule. Due Mid-2014. Read more ... » further hybridsManufacturers should make few good #ElectricCar (s) instead of elusive "mpg-saving" hybrids. And I Do expect 30+ miles #EV mode on such cars!. Read more ... » planned by 2017.

Mercedes Benz S500 PHEV Plugin Hybrid via www.evmeerkat.com

Mercedes Benz S500 PHEV Plugin Hybrid via www.evmeerkat.com

Mercedes Benz S500 PHEV Plugin Hybrid via www.evmeerkat.com

Mercedes Benz S500 PHEV Plugin Hybrid via www.evmeerkat.com

Hold on. Aren’t there hybrid versions of the Mercedes S-class already?

Yes, the petrol-electric S400 and the dieselPlugin Hybrids #EV electric range: V60 30miles vs Prius plugin 12miles vs DS5 6 miles. #green #electricCar. Read more ... »-electric S300 BlueTec. In their case, though, the electric motor#ev electric motors : Yasa Motors Secures 5 Million Pounds In Funding. Read more ... »’s job is more to take the edge off the combustion engineContinental introduces new tyres for Hybrid and Electric Cars with low rolling resistance. Read more ... »’s consumption and augment its performanceMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » than provide much in the way of meaningful zero-emissionsDemand for electric cars is charging up. Read more ... » mileage.

The S500 PlugPlugin Hybrids #EV electric range: V60 30miles vs Prius plugin 12miles vs DS5 6 miles. #green #electricCar. Read more ... »-in Hybrid can manage far more than a bit of low-speedElon Musk's announcement on Model D. AWD, 0-62 IN 3.2S! Autonomous driving.. Read more ... » gliding around carNTU ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. Read more ... » parks. A much bigger battery packHow Improved Batteries Will Make #ElectricCar Competitive: Grand Plan. Read more ... » (and the ability to plug it into the mains or a faster wallbox chargerUK to have Tighter rules for Plug-in Car Grant. Read more ... » to pre-chargeGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... » it) means it can manage upThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » to 20Bad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... » milesCheapest Electric Plugin Car Lease #deal on Mercedes-Benz C350e Sport 4dr Auto: @£326/mth 3+23 10k Miles p/a #wow. Read more ... » on electric powerNTU ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. Read more ... » alone before the petrol engine kicks in. That said, on our initial 11Spilling all Beans on Toyota Prius 15EV miles Plug-in Hybrid for 2013 model. Read more ... »-mileWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... » driveMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » at low speeds through cityMichael Vaughan chooses Ampera. Read more ... » streets the V6 whirred into lifeElectric car project explores second life for batteries. Read more ... » just around the corner from our destination.

ChargingNTU ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. Read more ... » takes around two hours at a wallbox or between two hours 45The cheaper battery: Bosch invents new electric car battery to double mileage. Read more ... » minutes and four hours through the mains, via a socket in the rear bumper.

What’s the Mercedes S500 Plug-in like to drive?

Just as imperious as the non-hybrid limo modelsTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... », but with the added serenity of near-silence when running in electric mode2013 Ford C-Max Energi: New EV+ Feature 'Learns' Regular Routes. Read more ... ».

There are occasionally a few more noticeable clunks and shunts from the seven-speed transmission than you might ideally like but otherwise this is as refined as luxury travel#ElectricCar Battery types and Driving Range.. Read more ... » gets. Adaptive airBMW i3 Challenges Tesla for Hollywood's Luxury Electric Car Crown. Read more ... » suspension ensures ride quality is suitably smooth and when you touch the brake pedal the systemMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » does a decent job of overlapping the mechanical brakes and electric motor deceleration unobtrusively.

For what it’s worth, this car is jolly fastUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » too: when both the electric motor and the V6 put their heads together there’s a total of 436bhp and enough performance for enthusiastic chauffeurs to pin their passengers far into the S-class’s cushioned head rests.

There are four drivingMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » modes to choose from: E-mode (electric power only), E-save (uses as little battery power as possible), Charge (charges the battery as you drive) and Hybrid (the default mode, which does a little of everything).

Mercedes S500 Plug-in technology highlights

Being an S-Class, it’s rammed with clever and complicated techCheapest small #EV lease: Citroen C Zero Special 159+vat/m Offer. Read more ... ». A party piece Mercedes seems particularly proud of is the car’s ability to turn the local topography to its advantage; for example, if you’ve programmed a hilly route into the sat-nav the S500 will useGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... » the electric motor to help the car uphill and flatten the battery as much as possible so it can recharge on the way down. Equally, the system will make sure you get to urban areas with as much charge as possible so you can make the most of the electric motor.

There’s also a ‘haptic accelerator pedal’. If you’ve set the transmission to Economy+ mode, on downhill stretches or when following trafficThe official Electric Car launch of the BMW i3. Read more ... » a series of pulses through the throttle pedal tells you that you should really take your foot off the gas to allow the drivetrain to coast or regenerate energy. That’s right, the hybrid S-Class is sentient to the pointRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » where it will essentially chide you for tailgating.

You can also set the interior temperature before you climb in via your smartphone, which can be linked to the climate controlBest of British: UK company makes electric car range breakthrough. Read more ... » and heated seats, steering wheel and armrest. The appMichael Vaughan chooses Ampera. Read more ... » will even tell you how much charge is leftIts #2013: Second #Upgraded spec #EV (s) are coming to the market. Lookout for deals! #ElectricVehicle #Green. Read more ... » in the battery from the comfort of your front room.

Any downsides?

A sizeable chunk of boot space is lost to a doorstep-shaped ledge that covers the big battery pack and the plug-in S-class is available in longHow Improved Batteries Will Make #ElectricCar Competitive: Grand Plan. Read more ... »-wheelbase form only – but it’s otherwise identical to any other modelThe official Electric Car launch of the BMW i3. Read more ... » in the rangeWhat the Future Holds: Car Makers’ #EV Commitments, a Brand-by-Brand Review. Read more ... ». It does carry a more heavyweight priceGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... » tag though, at around £17New electric cars coming for 2018 onwards. Read more ... »,000 more than an S350 BlueTec diesel.

The jury’s out on the exact extent you’d be saving the planet by choosing the plug-in. That spec sheet-dominating 65g/km CO2 figure owes a little to the rather generous way hybrids’ emissions are calculated by the EU (the electric-only range is carried wholesale into the calculations), since the engine generates 149g/km of CO2.

On a separate note, the twin-screen S-Class dashboard is beginning to look a little dated already – maybe Merc has a more elegant instrument panelNext Nissan Leaf previewed by IDS Concept in Tokyo. Read more ... » in the pipeline for when facelift time#ElectricCar Battery types and Driving Range.. Read more ... » rolls around.

Verdict

You’d hesitate to call it ‘greenPark for free and use the bus lane - if you drive an electric car. Read more ... »’ wholeheartedly, but the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in’s efficiency figures are undeniably impressive. For buyers with largely city-based driving habits and accessBMW i3 Challenges Tesla for Hollywood's Luxury Electric Car Crown. Read more ... » to charging infrastructureGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... », it’s arguably the pick of the range.

Most buyers will forgo the faffing with power cables and plump for the more affordableRenault to double electric car range by 2020. Read more ... » S350 diesel, though. The S500 Plug-in is expected to make up around 3-5% of S-class salesTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » in the UKUK: Campaign rubbishes myths about electric cars. Read more ... ».

Specs

Price when new: £87,965
On sale in the UK: November 2014
Engine: 2996cc 24v bi-turbo V6, 329bhp @ 5250-6000rpm, 354 lb ft @ 1600-4000rpm and electric motor: 114bhp, 340Nm, lithium ion battery. Total system power output: 436bhp
Transmission: Seven-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive
Performance: 5.2sec 0-62mph, 155mph (limited), 100.9mpg, 65g/km CO2
Weight / material: 2215kg / Steel and aluminiumElectric car promised for 2014 that can do 1,000 miles on single charge. Read more ... »
Dimensions (length/width#ElectricCar efficiency / upgrades: Potential EV and Hybrid Battery Breakthroughs. Read more ... »/height in mm): 5246/1899/1494

by James Taylor
Full Article on http://wwwBMW i3 electric car to debut at London’s free-to-visit motor show. Read more ... ».carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mercedes-benz/mercedes-s500-plug-in-hybrid-2014-review#Hybrid review: Lexus CT 200h range expands. Better Trim, Better Spec. 1 mile only #EV range. :S. Read more ... »/

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