Introducing the Mercedes-Benz EQ range
The Mercedes-Benz EQ range consists of various hybrid and electric vehicles, a range which has been expanding consistently year on year for some time now. The ultimate goal is to make a seamless transition from fossil-fuelled vehicles to a more sustainable power source.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model, then a growing number of cars such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, C-Class and even SUVs such as the GLC or GLE are available as PHEV variants.
Finally, Mercedes-Benz also have a range of cars, including Mercedes-AMG models, that utilise their EQ Boost mild hybrid technology.
What are the different types of hybrid and electric vehicles?
Mercedes-Benz EQ is the name for the growing range of fully electric cars. These cars do not have an internal combustion engine (ICE) to power them, instead they have an electric motor.
Due to the lack of petrol or diesel engines, EQ cars deliver an almost silent drive, instant torque and zero tailpipe emissions.
Each Mercedes-Benz electric car has a different all-electric range, this is the number of miles that can be driven before the battery electric vehicle (BEV) will need charging at home, work or at a public charging station.
Not only are EVs kinder to the environment than conventionally powered vehicles, you can also expect cheaper running costs.
Plug-in Hybrid (EQ Power)
Out of Mercedes-Benz new car range, the majority of vehicles are now available as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant too. These vehicles are fantastic if you are not fully ready to convert to an all-electric car as they offer the best of both worlds.
Journeys can be completed in either all-electric mode or for longer-distance the petrol or diesel engine will engage and work in conjunction with the electric motor.
Just like electric vehicles, the plug-in hybrid models all have a varying all-electric range so it is important to explore the models too see what distance can be achieved in pure electric mode.
The significant difference between a PHEV and a BHEV is the charging. Although both vehicles require to be recharged PHEV models can continue to run from the ICE.
Mild Hybrid (EQ Boost)
Similarly to the plug-in hybrid models, the EQ Boost system utilises both a combustion engine and an electric motor, however, instead of the electric motor operating independently it works in parallel with the engine.
Mild hybrid vehicles do not require charging like plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles but they do still enhance efficiency and increase the power delivered.
Plug-in Hybrid Models
Find your perfect new hybrid or electric Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz are doing a remarkable job at expanding their already extensive range of hybrid and electric vehicles.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to electromobility with Mercedes-Benz and you will easily be able to find a car to suit you; whether you are looking for an all-electric or a plug-in hybrid, an SUV or a hatchback.
Explore the full EQ range at your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz dealership.