Completely electric, locally free of emissions. Daimler's approach to the future is embodied in these models.
The Concept EQ is the forerunner of a new generation of battery-electric vehicles at Daimler. Mass-production vehicles based on the EQ design will be rolling off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz plants in the next few years. The vehicle architecture developed specifically for battery-electric models has been designed in such a way that it can be used across various models - from the SUV to the sporty convertible.
With a range of up to 500 kilometers and the typical Mercedes strengths in terms of safety, comfort, functionality and connectivity, the "Concept EQ" fulfills all requirements placed on modern, sustainable mobility.
Electrically-operated passenger cars at Daimler
The plug-in hybrid technology sets new standards in terms of efficiency, drive and climate comfort. As a result, the C 350 e [fuel consumption combined (gasoline): 2.4–2.1 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions (combined): 54–48 g/km*] enables driving in the urban environment which is locally free of emissions while at the same time providing the highest levels of suitability for everyday use and typical C-Class comfort.
The combination of 9G-TRONIC plug-in hybrid transmission and the latest electric motor generation ensures that the E 350 e [fuel consumption combined (gasoline): 2.5 – 2.1 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions (combined): 57-49 g/km*] attains the best values in terms of consumption, driving comfort and dynamics. Together with the likewise new power electronics, it has been possible to further improve the output and torque, which have risen to 65 kW and 440 Nm, respectively. The vehicle's efficiency is additionally increased by thermal management. Depending on the specific driving profile, the executive sedan can cover between 18 and 33 km with zero emissions while consuming 2.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (NEDC).
The GLC 350 e 4MATIC [fuel consumption combined (gasoline): 2.7 – 2.5 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions (combined): 64- 59g/km*] combines 4WD driving pleasure with the lowest consumption and emission values: Only 59 g CO₂/km is emitted by the 235 km/h mid-size SUV with a system performance of 235 kW and 320 hp, representing a new best value in its class. Capable of up to 34 km in all-electric mode with zero emissions, the hybrid can accelerate to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, if necessary, thanks to the boost function.
With an electric motor output of 85 kilowatts, the GLE 500 e 4MATIC [fuel consumption combined (gasoline): 3.7–3.3 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions (combined): 84–78 g/km*] can drive exclusively in electric mode for up to 30 kilometers. In doing so, it reaches a maximum speed of 120 km/h with a local CO₂ emission value of zero grams per kilometer.
With a system performance of 325 kW and 650 Nm torque, the S 500 e [fuel consumption combined (gasoline): 2.8 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions (combined): 65 g/km *] sprints in just 5.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and can drive up to 33 km exclusively in electric mode. Its certified consumption is 2.8 liters/100 km, which corresponds to emissions of 65 g CO₂/km.
smart is the first automobile manufacturer to offer each model series in an electric version: The electric fleet includes the smart electric drive [power consumption combined: 13.1 - 12.9 kWh/100 km; CO₂ emissions (combined): 0 g/km]*, the smart fortwo electric drive [power consumption (combined): 12.9 kWh/100km, CO₂ emissions (combined): 0 g/km.*], the smart cabrio electric drive [power consumption (combined): 13.0 kWh/100km, CO₂ emissions (combined): 0 g/km*] and smart forfour electric drive [power consumption (combined): 13.1 kWh/100km, CO₂ emissions (combined): 0 g/km*]. In the rear of the smart electric drive there is a 60 kW (81 PS) electric motor. The range is around 160 km.
As the largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world, Daimler is also making use of new, sustainable drive forms for its trucks, buses and vans. With the Vito E-CELL, Daimler started the mass production of its first electric van as long ago as 2011. An electric van which has been completely redeveloped from the ground up will be launched on the market in 2018.
Electrically-operated vans from Daimler
Daimler is also planning the market launch of an electric version of our local transport bus Citaro for the same year. Thanks to its range of 300 kilometers, this bus can cover the majority of the regular services without any problems. With the FUSO eCanter, the Group also leads the way in the field of "green" trucks: Since July 2017, the third generation of the electric light truck has been rolling off the assembly line in small volumes.
Electrically-operated trucks at Daimler
In 2014, the world's first fully electric light truck was launched in the fleet test under the name of FUSO Canter E-Cell and has been produced as the FUSO eCanter in a small-volume series since July 2017. In the vehicle, a new permanent synchronous electric motor with an impressive output of 185 kW is used. Depending on the body, load and operating profile, the range is more than 100 kilometers.
The Mercedes-Benz electric truck for heavy distribution haulage combines electric mobility and connectivity: By using the intelligent range management, it can travel up to 200 kilometers before needing to be connected to the power line again. At the beginning of the next decade, it will be launched on the market as a mass-production vehicle.
In the coming years, Daimler will be investing more than ten billion euros in the expansion of its electric fleet in order to put ten new electric vehicles on the market by 2025.