Luxury Goes Green with Mercedes S-Class Hybrid

The 'Bluetec Hybrid' diesel is based on the three-litre V6 in the new S-class but reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by about 80 percent through selective catalytic reduction, making it the cleanest diesel in the world.

Published: 29-Dec-2005

Frankfurt, Germany - Mercedes-Benz is testing two hybrid concept cars based on the S-class chassis that combine an optimised petrol or diesel engine with a hybrid system and the latest exhaust purification.

The idea is to improve fuel consumption and reduce emissions without sacrificing performance or comfort.

DaimlerChrysler board member Thomas Weber said: "The objective is to make petrol cars as efficient as diesels and diesels as clean as petrol cars."


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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