What is a plug-in hybrid and how does it work?

Plug-in hybrid cars, also known as PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles), are a cross between a combustion engine and an electric battery. This means you have the option to drive fully electric on shorter trips in to the city, or use the petrol or diesel engine for longer journeys. As the name suggests, you have to plug your car in to a source of electricity in order to use the electric drive, but if you run out of range you can simply switch to the combustion engine and recharge when it’s next convenient for you. Another noticeable difference in plug-in hybrid cars is the responsiveness - the electric motor boosts the combustion engine when you accelerate for a more refined drive. 


Benefits of E-Class PHEV

Cost Savings

  • Take advantage of the €5,000 SEAI Grant
  • Save on fuel costs by driving in Electric mode on shorter trips or use the combined Hybrid Mode and achieve over 165MPG!!!
  • Low Road tax of €140 per year
  • Save on BIK compared with Diesel or Petrol cars

A Greener Lifestyle

Plug-in Hybrid cars emit much lower emissions than petrol and diesel cars which contribute to C02 reduction & cleaner air quality


You can charge your plug in hybrid car overnight whilst you sleep, just like you do with your smartphone so its ready to go when you are.

E-Class PHEV can be charged using a normal 3 prong plug like you use for your kettle!!! You can also get a fast charger installed at home all available at very reasonable. Contact our sales team who will help point you in the right direction.


Both Petrol E300e & Diesel E300DE have over 300BHP which is usually only possible with a very high power V6.

You also benefit of instant torque through the electric motors meaning this luxury saloon will accelerate 0-100km in 5.9s.

Amazing Specification As Standard – €4,800 customer value

  • Metallic Paint
  • AMG Line Exterior
  • 18” AMG Line Alloys
  • Braking system with larger brake discs
  • Heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
  • Light longitudinal-grain aluminium trim
  • Centre console in black open-pore ash wood

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