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Price from (last known) £67,675
|Availability||Out of production|
|Available from||April 2015|
|Available until||October 2018|
Real Range (Electric Only) between 8 - 16 mi
|City - Cold Weather||12 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||8 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||10 mi|
|City - Mild Weather||16 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||10 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||12 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||5.3 sec|
|Top Speed||152 mph|
|Electric Range||12 mi|
|Fuel Range||522 mi|
|Total Power||325 kW (436 hp)|
|Total Torque||479 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||8.8 kWh|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Port Location||Rear Side - Right|
|Charge Power||3.7 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->12 mi)||2h30m|
|Charge Speed||5 mph|
|Battery Useable*||7.2 kWh|
|FC Port Location||-|
|Fastcharge Power (max)||-|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||600 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||67 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||385 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||105 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 450 - 900 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather||600 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||900 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||720 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather||450 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||720 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||600 Wh/mi|
|Rated NEDC||86 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||78 g/km|
|Battery Empty NEDC||39 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||171 g/km|
|Fuel Range NEDC||685 mi|
|Total Range NEDC||703 mi|
|Fuel Tank||80 L|
|Real 15/30/60 mi||74 / 43 / 35 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||89 / 155 / 188 g/km|
|Battery Empty Real||30 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||221 g/km|
|Fuel Range Real||522 mi|
|Total Range Real||534 mi|
|Engine Displacement||2996 cc|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Unladen (EU)||2365 kg|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)||No Data|
|Cargo Volume||690 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||2010 L|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Max. Payload||No Data|
|Turning Circle||11.8 m|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||3h45m||3 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||2h30m||5 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||2h30m||5 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||2h30m||5 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||2h30m||5 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
All about the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In was available from April 2015 until October 2018. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In.
The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In had a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £66,870 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £67,675. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is 325 kW (436 hp). The maximum torque is 479 lb-ft. The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds. The top speed is 152 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In has a total capacity of 8.8 kWh. The usable capacity is 7.2 kWh (estimate). A range of about 12 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 8 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 16 mi.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 2 hours 30 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 3 hours 45 minutes.
Rapid charging is not possible.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is about 600 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 67 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 900 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 450 Wh per mile.
The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 534 mi, of which about 12 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.
When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 30 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, the fuel consumption is about 3.8 over a 15 mile trip , 43 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 35 mpg over a 60 mile trip.
The combined average consumption of petrol of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 86 mpg and a range of 685 mi are irrelevant in practice.
While driving in full-electric mode, the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.
When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 221 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.
CO2 Emissions will drop to 89 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 155 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 188 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 78 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.
More information from Mercedes
The link below will open the page of the GLE 500e Plug-In on the official Mercedes site.