Saturday, August 24, 2013

UPDATED: Mercedes Benz goes UberGreen (AutoExpress +

Mercedes S500 Hybrid revealed

Mercedes S500 Hybrid is third hybrid model in the S-Class range returns 94.2mpg and emits 69g/km of CO2

The Mercedes S500 Hybrid has been revealed, and it's the first ever plug-in electric model from the German manufacturer. It will make its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.
Fitted with a 329bhp 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engine, which is paired with an 80-kW electric motor, the S500 hybrid will return 94.2mpg and emit only 69g/km of CO2. It is also capable of covering up to 18 miles purely on electric power alone.

UPDATE:  Average CO2 emissions from Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)

The link above is a graph of the trend in emissions from 2005 and forecasted to 2025.  The trend across the sampling is down, and in some cases rather significantly.  Though these were also higher start with.  Notably, the M-B above would not even register on this graph.  It appears that the continued advancement in clean technologies are valuable efforts in improving emissions.

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