The Mercedes-Benz S550e is part the flagship model series of the German automaker, a long wheelbase sedan. Unveiled in 2013 the first deliveries of the S550e commenced in Europe September 2014 and the USA early 2015. The S550e provides four drive modes, namely Hybrid, which is the standard mode, the full electric E-mode, E-Save acts as a range extender for the battery and Charge, which uses kinetic energy and the engine to charge the battery.
The Mercedes Benz S550e PHEV will be replaced by the Mercedes Benz S560e 9G-TRONIC EQ PHEV in 2018.
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THE MERCEDES BENZ S550e PHEV IN THE NEWS
Week 30 2017 - SHELL CEO TO BUY MB S500e
CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Ben Van Beurden, told Bloomberg in a televised interview that he is ditching ICE vehicles and buying an electric vehicle, all be it a plug-in hybrid Mercedes Benz S500e. The companies CFO already owns a BMW i3. Mr. Van Beurden said “The whole move to electrify the economy, electrify mobility in places like northwest Europe, in the U.S., even in China, is a good thing. We need to be at a much higher degree of electric vehicle penetration — or hydrogen vehicles or gas vehicles — if we want to stay within the 2-degrees Celsius outcome.” He went on saying “If policies and innovation really work well, I can see liquids peaking in demand in the early 2030s and maybe oil will peak a little bit earlier if there’s a lot of biofuels coming into the mix as well.”
Shell is preparing itself for the shift away from fossil fuels by spending $1 Billion a year in its New Energies business unit.
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