Mecredes C 350 E plug in-hybrid


(Gorazd) #1

Hi, does anyone have C class plug-in hybrid… I am just curious about your energy/fuel economy and battery degradation. My experience is: The car only has 6kWh of battery capacity and can use it for powers up to 60kW. The realistic range is slightly above 20km with new battery and in good environmental conditions (temperature around 20 degree C).
Despite the low Electric range I was able to drive more than half on Electric mode. My job is close to home and on highway I am switching between charge and electric mode… by this my fuel economy is 5.3 l/100km and if I count the electricity (in price comparison) this would rise it to approx. 6l/100km, not more. Well, not good for Electric car, but actually good for a not so light 300 HP gasoline car…
After one year and 24.000 km (13.000 in Electric mode) battery degraded for 15% to 85% od initial capacity.
I am very curious of what is experience of other people with this topic…