Mercedez-Benz Goes Green

SLS AMG E-CELL

In a time when more and more people are becoming more conscious of the environment, a very big car company can never be too late to go green.

Some publishers considered it a bluff at first – that they are not really planning to build a hybrid car and they just answered to the pressure by announcing about a green machine that they are planning to build.

However, Mercedez-Benz have showed them that they are not the kind to idle around while announcing plans of moving forward.

This car is the electronic version of the SLS AMG. The car gets its power from four electric motors  combined with a 400-volt lithium ion battery pack. This gives the car a 526 horsepower 649 pound-feet of torque. The four electric  motors also gives the car an all-wheel-drive capability.

Interior design has not been forgotten about. The instrument cluster and center console has been modified. The former gives info on speed, battery charge status and estimated range while the latter has received a 25 cm touchscreen that operates that car’s functions.

On a side note, Mercedez-Benz has not yet announced to do a mass production of this car for mass sale. However, this shows that the company is pulling on some effort to help move the world towards the post-fuel era.

Sources: CNET, Mercedez-Benz shows of its green supercar; AutoEvolution, Mercedes SLS AMG E-CELL Full Specs Released

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