The Mercedes Concept V-ision e Plug-In is the Future of Hybrid Cars

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 6, 2015
References: media.daimler & gizmag
The Mercedes Concept V-ision e plug-in hybrid, at first glance, looks like a regular minivan that happens to have a power cord sticking out of it. Upon closer inspection however, it becomes apparent that this well engineered and conceived vehicle could represent the future of hybrid drive technology.

The vehicle features a 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor that work together to provide a total output of 333 horsepower and torque of up to 442 pounds-feet. These specs mean that the Mercedes Concept V-ision is capable of zooming from zero to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and hitting a top speed of 206 km/h. Fuel consumption comes up to less than 3 liters per 100 km.

For a vehicle this big and powerful, the V-ision is pretty fuel efficient, something manufacturers of other hybrid plug-ins should find interesting.