The company Mercedes plans to develop the first all-electric crossover , said the publication Autovisie. According to Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, this segment of vehicles causes concern interest. He added that the project has not yet received a “green light”, but the creation of the electric vehicle being actively discussed in the company.
«At the moment, we are studying this segment of the automotive market. The project to create an electric crossover interesting for us “, – said Zetsche.
The top manager said that the new can be built on the basis of the next generation of GLE. Asked whether this car is a competitor model Tesla Model X, Zetsche said that “in the world market, this player is too small for Daimler». “Our main competitors have not changed – it’s Audi and BMW», – stressed top manager.
The current generation of crossover GLE was presented at the Auto Show in New York, which took place in April 2015. This car took place in the ML model range Mercedes-Benz. The model is completed with a broad line of engines, which includes diesel and petrol units power range from 258 to 367 horsepower. In addition, available for purchase and a hybrid modification. The version with the long name GLE 500 e 4MATIC carries a standard 3.0-liter V6 rated at 333 hp and the 116-horsepower electric motor. GLE Hybrid consumes on average 3.3 liters per 100 km, is capable of accelerating electricity up to 130 km / h and can travel up to 30km on a single charge.