Energy & Mobility
Blue-sky thinking. Down-to-earth results.
Long before alternative energy sources became front‑page news, Mercedes‑Benz has been innovating and implementing new ways to power our exceptional motors. The luxury driver demands an array of options. That's as true for powertrains and fuel sources as it is for horsepower, interior appointments, and cabin size. And it's why we'll never stop innovating ways to keep our drivers in motion.
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A new era in mobility, brought to you by the people who invented it.
Welcome to the next generation of driving. The Mercedes-Benz EQ designation is how we distinguish all of our forthcoming plug-in hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles. But it's not just about our cars. It's also how we refer to the technology that powers them, from batteries to home energy storage and more. EQ signals our commitment to electric driving. It's not just the future of Mercedes-Benz, it's the future of energy itself.
Far-reaching benefits. Immediate rewards.
Mercedes‑Benz plug‑in hybrid vehicles offer the unique benefit of both high fuel efficiency and high performance. Inspiration and technology come directly from our championship‑winning F1 racing team, because it is constantly innovating to build faster, lighter, and more efficient cars. Under the EQ program, our lineup of plug‑in hybrids is growing rapidly, with all with the safety, luxury and performance leadership you expect from Mercedes‑Benz.
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Adaptable. Renewable. And available now.
A Mercedes‑Benz Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) gives you a choice in fuels whenever you pull up to the pump. You can use gasoline or, without a single adjustment to the car, fill it up with E85 Ethanol, a widely available fuel that's 15 percent gasoline and 85 percent ethyl alcohol (ethanol). Primarily derived from corn and other grains, ethanol is a locally produced, renewable resource that can reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 48 percent.
Leading the charge in next-generation powertrains.
In 1906, several Mercedes‑Benz cars, trucks and fire service vehicles became available with battery‑electric propulsion. Since then, we've been relentlessly refining the technology. It's now the heart and soul of the all‑electric B‑Class Electric Drive, and every battery‑electric vehicle forthcoming under our EQ program.
A Legacy in Efficiency
Earth-friendly. Before it was trendy.
For generations, Mercedes‑Benz has been breaking new ground in creating more efficient vehicles. We introduced the first 100‑percent CFC‑free car and the first low‑emissions SUV. We've been recognized for our award‑winning factories and processes. And we've helped to develop local infrastructures around the world that will bring a greener tomorrow to life. It's a multi‑faceted approach to advance the quest for sustainable mobility while leading the way in safety, luxury and performance.