Mercedes-Benz is presenting the EQC, GLC F-Cell and the E 300 de in police livery at the General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC) in Frankfurt am Main.
A total of five vehicles are on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand, three of them with alternative drive systems. This includes the first fuel-cell and battery-operated PHEV radio patrol car (ie. without fossil fuels) that has been in service with the Hamburg police force since 2019.
Of the three police vehicles with alternatives drives, the electric-diesel PHEV model E 300 de will be making its debut. With the 13.5 kWh battery, a purely electric range of up to 54 kilometres should be possible – although still according to NEDC. The intelligent, route-based operating strategy is to provide the electric driving mode for the most sensible route sections. Among other things, it takes navigation data, topography, speed regulations and traffic conditions for the entire planned route into account. ECO Assistant virtually takes the driver by the hand.
The GLC F-Cell fuel-cell SUV houses two tanks with a capacity of 4.4 kg hydrogen that can be filled in just three minutes. The model is designed as a plug-in hybrid: In addition to the fuel cell, there is an appropriately large buffer battery onboard, which can be charged externally like any electric vehicle at the appropriate charging infrastructure or the household socket. The H2 range is 430 km according to NEDC, the plug-in battery with a capacity of 13.5 kWh provides an additional 51 km standard range. The engine delivers 155 kW and a torque of 365 Nm. The model has been in service with the Hamburg police force since 2019.
For the first time, Mercedes-Benz is also showing the new EQC in police livery. As is well known, the EQC is equipped with a 300 kW electric drive. Mercedes states the maximum torque at 765 Nm. The battery has a capacity of 80 kWh, which should allow for a range up to 450 kilometres, according to NEDC.
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