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Mercedes has brought a new generation of hybrid plug ins under their EQ sub brand, with he C-Class, E-Class and S-Class. An article from InsideEV's has compared these new models to each other, so we can see just how they differ on paper. On the high end it looks like we're getting around 35 miles of pure electric range with their latest offerings.https://insideevs.com/comparison-of-new-mercedes-benz-plug-in-hybrids/
 

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What are the odds that Mercedes will use their latest hybrid systems to revitalize diesels? Not only would they be more efficient, but they would also probably be cheaper on the consumer end.
 

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It would improve Benz's bottom line by making further use of the R&D systems they have in place already but I think it's too short term of a strategy.
 

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Turns out that in Europe this is a big deal, it shows up in some core Mercedes products that always sell. There's even a C-Class hybrid diesel (not shown here)

To quote Mercedes... "Next milestone in electrification. Plug-in hybrids with diesel technology"

 

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merc is not alone in pushing hard on diesels because with a stop-sale on new diesels happening in another 10 years there will be big push to fulfill demand
VW joins merc in this move and i'm sure some quick research will reveal many others
 

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It is a bit odd to see Mercedes continuing to support diesel, with companies like BMW and Porsche announcing they will be discontinuing these variants moving forward. I guess since the tech has already been developed, its not costing Merc much to implement.
 

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Not odd when this big push will serve consumers like ourselves well into other future regulations for diesels. The real hit will be when EV's are in full swing and some carbon tax gets applied to people still running diesel and gasoline vehicles. Right now its smooth sailing.
 
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