There are already so many, but Mercedes is missing one in the middle class. Before the appearance of the new E-Class, the C-Class comes with hybrid drive. The manufacturer promises purely electrically 31 possible kilometers with a full battery, what is rarely achieved in practice. That's enough for a short time emission-free city driving and probably not worth the effort of modern, with DC especially fast-charging wallboxes.
So it remains with two to three hours charging time. Of course, you will thus be able to cruise in zones in future which are maybe closed for green plaques also. Speaking against the nominal extra charge of nearly 10,000 euros, but whereby the clearly better equipment such as the pre-air conditioning, the air suspension AIRMATIC and the electronically-controlled adjustable damping must have to be taken into account. Of course, this extra is not just pure kindness towards potential customers, but probably necessary, once to save current and further to guarantee with high kerb weight still ride comfort and payload. However, whereby the difference between factory specifications and remeasurements is striking.
Not yet very mature seems the transition from recuperation to real braking in this generation of hybrids. Great, that you don't have to worry about the possible electric driving in connection with the automatic, which, incidentally, is also home to the electrical drive. Access to the navigation device will slowly to a standard here, not only to foresee mountains and to be prepared for it. But it would be too embarrassing if in the regulated city described above, too little electrical energy for the thoroughfare would be on board.
One can not warn enough such an expensive car, for example, to move electrically to the highway in the winter and then when exceeding 130 km/h, remarkable for 60 kW, the petrol engine let switch on. Probably the manufacturer has taken appropriate precautionary measures, but one should not particularly strain then the petrol engine in the first few minutes. 10/15