Published on December 26th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes E350 e, performance of a sports car whilst sipping fuel
Take a test drive and you will be impressed on how quick this car is, almost like a nimble sports car. Driving it is just as easy as with any other car from Mercedes-Benz: simply climb in, start the engine and off you go. As you do so, enjoy its exemplary efficiency and, if you so wish, kick down to experience the superb acceleration of the electric motor.
The characteristics of a state-of-the-art hybrid vehicle. These include first and foremost:
- Silent start: the vehicle starts virtually silently and runs in electric mode. At this point the combustion engine is generally held inactive. Electric output of up to 60 kW is available for driving in all-electric mode.
- Boost: the electric motor kicks in to boost the output of the combustion engine by a further 60 kW – for example for rapid acceleration.
- Energy recuperation: during braking and coasting, energy is recovered and stored in the battery. This energy can then be used at a later stage for electric driving or the boost function.