With Demand Non-existant, Mercedes Gives Up on E-Cell Van Electric Fleet

Even with strong marketing and gov’t incentives combined with the promise of zero-emissions and international media support for companies to switch to electric vans, “the demand is virtually nonexistent,” according to Mercedes-Benz.

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Forbidden Fruit: Europe-only Twin-turbo E400 Cabrio Gets Nearly 36 MPG!

Mercedes-Benz recently redesigned its E series cars with smoother headlights, better aerodynamics, and some environmentally-friendly updates to the engine control software here and there. Unfortunately, Mercedes saved the best update of all for the UK/European market when it launched the car you see here – the new-for-2014 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabrio.

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More Details of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Revealed

Ideally, electric vehicles will one day provide the common man with cheap, reliable, and clean transportation. For now though, the few “affordable” EVs on the market are having a hard time appealing to cost-conscious consumers. For the ultra-wealthy though, electric vehicles offer a new money sink, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is a chief contender wealthy EV enthusiasts.

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47 mpg Diesel Dream Cruise: Mercedes' New SLK250 CDI

Mercedes’ newest SLK roadster combines thrilling performance, classic sportscar proportions, and (most relevant from our purposes) incredible fuel economy figures: try 47 miles for each gallon of diesel!

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