Plug-in hybrid cars today offer the best combination of ecology and performance. In a city, such a car can only be driven by electricity, and the highway can be crossed for hundreds of miles, combining the operation of an electric and an internal combustion engine. Shortly popular in recent years, such cars are convincing that rechargeable hybrids are a technology of the present and the near future, for example, Mercedes-Benz hybrids already have 16 models.
Each Mercedes-Benz hybrid car comes with an EQ Ready app that measures driving habits and driving data. According to him, 90 percent of all trips are up to 50 kilometers, 96% – up to 100 km and 99% – up to 400 km.
The average distance varies from each market, for example, in Hong Kong it averages 8 km and in the Netherlands 27. The range answers the question why many rechargeable hybrid cars have an electric mileage of about 50 km, one of the first electric Mercedes-Benz EQC ranges load is 450 km.
Power and performance combined
Electric cars are the future, and almost all manufacturers agree with this claim, for example, Mercedes-Benz announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year that it would be used as motor vehicles in 2040. will only produce such models. It was the first statement by a manufacturer of this size about completely abandoning an internal combustion engine with a specific date when it would be done.
However, many electric vehicles produced so far are not practical, and the lack of distance and infrastructure has limited the mobility of some car buyers. But plug-in technology does it.
For example, the spacious and comfortable Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de 4MATIC SUV has diesel and electric engines. The average consumption of this model is 1.1 l / 100 km and a CO emission of 29 g / km.
For example, only short-distance electricity can travel up to 106 kilometers and reach a maximum of 160 km / h. speed. With 320bhp and 700Nm hybrid power for both engine types, the spacious SUV offers up to 100mph. it accelerates in 6.8 seconds and the large fuel tank lets you travel hundreds of miles without refueling.
Mercedes-Benz is the only premium carmaker to combine the best long-travel engine (diesel) and the best in the city (electric). In addition to the GLE SUV, such hybrid powertrains will feature Class C and E sedans and a station wagon, and will soon be incorporated into the GLC SUV.
Hybrid petrol and electric engine systems fit many other Mercedes-Benz models, ranging from the compact hatchback A 250 e to the most luxurious Hybrid S 560 e.
ECO Assistant – for greater efficiency
Modern cars already have a third-generation hybrid system with a greater choice of driving modes (electric, battery level, comfort, ECO, sport and optional Offroad SUV) and five energy-recovery levels chosen by drivers.
Hybrid car performance has been further enhanced by ECO Assist, which acts as a startup simulator. The system monitors driver behavior and provides regular guidance along with navigation information, traffic sign recognition and smart safety assistants, for example, if it is worth releasing the accelerator when approaching speed limits.
The system is also smart and does a lot without driver. When this is released, the throttle and the car roll, ECO Assist decides whether it is worth continuing to roll with minimal resistance or, alternatively, applying regenerative braking and recharging the batteries based on road ahead information, navigation and traffic data.
If the vehicle's radar system detects that you are approaching slow traffic, the vehicle will automatically activate higher regenerative braking, and when it starts moving faster, ECO Assist will return to minimum resistance mode. The driver often does not need to touch the pedals in these situations.
Some Mercedes-Benz hybrid cars come with a kinesthetic (haptic) accelerator pedal for even better driving. After reaching a certain pressure level, the pedal is based on a kind of "step" – informing the driver that the maximum power of the electric motor has been reached and that the internal combustion engine will continue to press.
Mercedes-Benz, the largest premium carmaker on the market, has 16 rechargeable hybrid cars in its range; their number must be greater than 20.