Mercedes highlights how it is actively involved in all disciplines of sustainable mobility, and offers a tangible outlook of the future.
Mercedes wants to produce environmentally sustainable vehicles without sacrificing its characteristic premium brand features of safety, comfort and refined driving pleasure, and presents details for its “Road to the future” or roadmap for sustainable mobility.
With a growing world population, depleting natural resources, increased government legislation and increasing fuel costs, a major shift in consumer behavior is starting to take place. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz believes offering multiple tailored solutions as opposed to one single technology is the path.
Mercedes has identified three key areas such as:
- Continued internal combustion engine development such as: gasoline direct injection, turbocharging, BlueTEC clean diesels and Diesotto as well as improving aerodynamics, lightweight design/materials and energy management (BlueEFFICIENCY)
- Continued improvements to hybrid technology including start/stop function, Two-Mode hybrid with enhanced full electric drive capability
- Zero-emissions fuel cells and battery-powered vehicles
Overall, Mercedes highlights how it is actively involved in all disciplines of sustainable mobility, and offers a tangible outlook of the future. Starting next year in the U.S. with the ML 450 BlueHYBRID and the S 400 BlueHYBRID, both boasting to be the most fuel efficiency vehicles in their classes, Mercedes will be the world’s first manufacturer to bring to market a passenger car with lithium-ion battery in the S 400 BlueHYBRID.