27 Sep '13, 3pm

Flashback Friday: The 1982 Mercedes Plug-In Hybrid Wagon

Flashback Friday: The 1982 Mercedes Plug-In Hybrid Wagon

The centerpiece of this Mercedes concept was a 1,322 pound nickel-iron battery pack the filled the entire cargo area up to the windows. Mercedes actually had to shorten the rear windows in order to include metal air vents that kept the battery pack cool. Come came from a 41 horsepower (!) electric motor that sent power to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission with a friction clutch controlled by the accelerator pedal. This minimized power loss, not that there was much power to lose.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2013/09/27/flashback-friday-1982-mercedes...

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