Last year and this year see a veritable onslaught of low-volume German plug-in hybrids, both sedans and SUVs. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have each said they'll offer plug-in hybrid versions of all their high-volume vehicles by 2020. Those include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class large sedan, GLE-Class SUV (nee ML-Class), and C-Class sedan; for BMW, the first is the X5 xDrive 40e SUV that competes directly against the GLE. DON'T MISS: Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2015 Fall Slightly From 2014 They will be followed by a plug-in hybrid version of the new 2017 E-Class just introduced last week at the...
BMW i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important
Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3 battery-electric small hatchback and the sexy BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. According to reports out of Germany, the next...John Voelcker