The Mercedes-Benz eMobility range has been growing consistently year on year for some time now, and the ultimate goal is to make a seamless transition from fossil-fuelled cars to a more sustainable power source.
Dedicated electric vehicles include the popular Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and the immensely powerful EQC, both of which offer excellent range and fast charging. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a plug-in (PHEV) or dedicated hybrid model, then cars such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon and E-Class Saloon will comfortably accommodate you.
100% Electric (Battery Electric Vehicle) – EQ
Mercedes-Benz will offer 10 pure battery electric vehicles (Battery Electric Vehicle) across all segments by 2022. The first of these vehicles will be the EQC. The major bonus of an electric only vehicle is the absence of emissions as well as the increased refinement that is expected of a Mercedes-Benz.
- Zero driving emissions.
- Maximum torque as soon as the wheels turn.
- Wide range of charging options.
Hybrid Assist (Hybrid) – EQ Boost
Some of the models in the Mercedes-Benz line-up already benefit from EQ Boost technology, which utilise a 48V integrated motor alongside the normal engine to improve efficiency, lower emissions and improve acceleration. You don’t need to plug the car into the mains to recharge the battery because the system recuperates kinetic energy from braking or slowing down (to name a couple of examples).
- Reduces fuel consumption.
- Charges the battery with kinetic energy or through regenerative braking.
- Short distances can be covered on electric power.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEVs) – EQ Power and EQ Power+
Any Mercedes-Benz vehicle you see with EQ Power branding are plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). A plug-in hybrid is a car that utilises an HV battery and electric motor alongside the standard petrol or diesel drivetrain. The idea behind this is you can drive into dense urban areas completely emissions free, but it also helps with driving performance, resulting in maximum efficiency. You can fully expect the next generation of EQ Power models to offer unparalleled technologies and a greater electric-only range.
- All-electric operation possible.
- Battery can be charged via power socket, regenerative braking or combustion engine.
- Extremely low fuel consumption.
Mercedes-Benz EQ Ready app
If you're considering an electric vehicle then you'll want to know whether or not it would suit your lifestyle and driving habits.
The EQ Ready app can show you just that, all you need to do is download it and drive as normal and it will do the rest.
The app tracks your daily driving routes while simultaneously monitoring your driving behaviour. It then shows you how much of your journey could be driven in an electric vehicle. The app will even tell you where the nearest charging stations are and how much time spent charging would be needed for you to get to your destination.
Download the app and take the test today to see if an EV car would suit your lifestyle!