Mercedes-BenzA-Class Plug-In Hybrid (2020) electric chargers
15.6 kWh battery
Vehicle type Plug-in hybrid
Connector type 2
Range 42 miles of electric driving
Charge speed 10 miles per hour
You’d have no idea the A250e is a plug-in hybrid. Despite adding a battery and electric motors alongside the petrol engine, the Mercedes’ design and engineering team have managed to lose very little (if any) space in the car.
That means you get to benefit from smoothness and efficiency of an electric motor, as well as the flexibility that a petrol engine brings.
Available as the A250e Compact and A250e Saloon, the car offers a pure-electric, zero emissions range of about 42 miles – comfortably enough for most commutes and weekend driving around town. If you’re after some thrills, then the petrol engine joins in the fun. The electric motor and petrol engine combine to produce 215bhp and a 0-62mph sprint in about 6.6 seconds.
In terms of efficiency, Mercedes claims the A250e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) can achieve more than 200mpg if the vehicle is used properly.
The A250e will typically charge in 1.5 – 2 hours using a dedicated 7.4kW wall charger, while this comes down to around 30 minutes when using a public charger with a CCS connection.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Plug-In Hybrid compatible chargers
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Plug-In Hybrid Charging Time
Take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs and charge your Mercedes A250e and drive away fully charged every morning.
|Method||kW||Typical location||Charging time (empty to full)|
|Standard three-pin plug||2.3||Home||5-6 hours|
|Dedicated home charging point||7.4||Home||2 hours|
|Rapid charger||Up to 50||Motorway services, car parks||30 minutes|
* Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Plug-In Hybrid Charging Cost
School run, commute to the office? You can drive up to 42 miles purely on low-cost electric power.
A full home charge on a Mercedes-Benz A-Class Plug-In Hybrid costs around £1.56.
Did you know?
A typical overnight electricity rate is around 10p per kWh.