Zimoco to price Hybrid Mercs at the same level as fossil fuel powered ones
Yes, you can place your order with Zimoco today. Of interest is the fact that hybrids will cost the same as your usual fossil powered Mercs. How Zimoco managed that feat baffled DRIVEtorque because we know Hybrids are usually more expensive upfront though cheaper to maintain.
Zimoco can spec and receive the following models C300e, S580e and GLC300e. The top dog, S580e, will be driven by the same turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine fitted on the S500 but it now operates alongside a gearbox-mounted electric motor and a 28 kWh battery pack making for a combined 380kW.
That’s a serious amount of grunt that gives this variant the edge over the mild-hybrid S500 4MATIC that has 370kW and even the S580 4Matic that will be offered in other markets. The latter features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 equipped with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system making for a combined 496 hp.
An added advantage of the S580e comes in the form of 100 km over driving on battery power alone, as per the European WLTP test cycle.
Suffice to point out that Mercedes Benz is stopping the manufacturer of fossil fuel combustion engines. There are some changes in life that you can not stop. This is one of them. We al want a green earth. After Hybrids, only Electric Vehicles will be manufactured. So, its important that we take positions and get on with the program
Hybrid electric vehicles are powered by an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, which uses energy stored in batteries. A hybrid electric vehicle cannot be plugged in to charge the battery. Instead, the battery is charged through regenerative braking and by the internal combustion engine.
Hybrid cars are environmentally friendly (compared to gasoline-powered cars)
There are many negative environmental impacts of using gasoline-powered vehicles: for one, these cars emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases straight from their tailpipes. Over time, this can have a large impact on the environment. A typical passenger vehicle emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, plus other pollutants like methane and nitrous oxide – all greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Even before the gasoline hits your engine, extracting the fuel to use as energy has a number of environmental costs to consider as well.
With hybrid cars, you have two options for fuel: gasoline or electricity. If you run your hybrid car solely on gasoline, you’ll still emit greenhouse gases from your tailpipe, but less so than you would with gasoline-only counterparts because they’re more fuel-efficient– the S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID makes do with 4.4 litres per 100 km. This means you’ll use less gas to travel the same distance, and therefore emit less pollution.
You can save money with a hybrid Merc
With a hybrid Mercedes, you can avoid making frequent trips to the fuel station and paying high charges to fill up your tank thanks to efficient engines and the option to switch to electricity for fuel. However, it can be difficult to estimate just how much you can save since savings depend heavily on your own driving habits, your reliance on fuel for power, your area, and more.
Hybrid Mercs are quiet
Hybrid Mercs are much quieter than traditional ones thanks to their electric motors. In fact, they’re so quiet that the U.S. had to pass laws to require both hybrids and electric vehicles to make audible sounds when traveling at certain speeds because of safety concerns.
Hybrid Mercs often require less maintenance
Because hybrid Mercs have two sources of power (the fuel engine and the electric motor), there is less regular wear and tear on the car’s engine. This often means less need for oil or coolant, and fewer routine maintenance costs than cars that rely solely on combustion fuel engines.
Hybrid cars typically cost more upfront but Zimoco has taken care of this. They are keeping the price locked within the same range with fossil powered Mercs.
Place your orders today with Zimoco on 0242-885329/30