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Is the new Mercedes S560e Hybrid really Eco-Friendly?

Updated: Aug 18, 2021

We are investing to make London cleaner for everyone

Whatever your views regarding the climate debate, no one can dispute the sheer beauty of our new Mercedes Benz S560e Hybrids. These S-Classes have plenty of intelligence to go along with their beauty, and we are offering them for hire, with a chauffeur, in London, United Kingdom.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the emissions of these vehicles are very low. So low that they have been granted an exemption from the Congestion Charge, as well as the Ultra-Low Emission Zone charge (ULEZ) by #TfL in London. Perfect for 'guilt-free' roadshows one could argue. These cars are eerily quiet too, adding to the peace and serenity within the cabin.

However, do they really help the environment as much as we are led to believe? As a London chauffeur service, we welcomed these vehicles as a step in the right direction. They are not zero-emissions, but certainly do reduce the amount of CO2 emitted locally, which is in Central London, where our chauffeur service is based. This can only be a good thing - allowing Londoners to breathe cleaner air. Of course, a few of these Hybrids won’t make a huge difference, but if we allow this kind of thinking to filter in to our minds, no one would do anything.

We are a Carbon Neutral Chauffeur Service in London

We are also a carbon neutral company. We do this by investing in renewable energy and CO2 reductions projects around the world.

Hybrids were introduced around 25 years ago and were always meant to be a stepping stone towards cleaner, more environmentally friendly modes of transport. It’s only recently, since Tesla started to make electric vehicles people actually wanted to buy, that a spec of light appeared at the end of the tunnel. The Mercedes S560e brings us a step closer to our ultimate goal of having a zero-emissions fleet.

Electrification is inevitable, and we are aiming for a fully electrified fleet by 2025. We will also ensure our vehicles are charged at 100% renewable energy sources. We are doing our bit to help change the cities we live, work and operate in to a better place for everyone.

If you'd like to catch a cheeky little snooze before hitting the airport terminal, the Mercedes S560e is the perfect place to do it. Don't worry. We won't tell! Blackwing Executive Chauffeurs. Professional service for professional people.