The growth of electric vehicles is felt, and the carbon emissions of new cars in the UK have dropped by 12%

The idea that electric cars can help reduce carbon may seem like a hoax to some, but carbon emissions from new car sales in the UK in 2021 have already dropped by as much as 12%, according to data from the UK’s Automobile Manufacturers and Trade Association.

According to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), the carbon emissions of new cars in the UK in 2021 will drop by 11.2% compared with the previous year, with an average of 119.7 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

Interestingly, the UK is not the fastest growing country for electric vehicles. Pure electric vehicles accounted for about 12% of new car sales last year. However, due to the low carbon emissions of pure electric vehicles and the growth in sales of petrol electric vehicles, the total carbon emissions of new cars is significant. decline.

From a long-term trend, in the past 20 years, as SUVs have become the darling of the market, but their relative fuel consumption performance is relatively high, the carbon emissions of automobiles have not declined, but have worsened. Now, because of the popularity of pure electric cars and petrol electric cars, it has begun to reverse.

One of the reasons EV sales will continue to grow in 2022 is also related to a shortage of chips. SMMT pointed out that due to limited production capacity, car manufacturers will give priority to the production of key models, and electric vehicles are one of them, because it is related to whether they can meet the government’s carbon reduction targets.

Although electrified vehicles can reduce carbon emissions, overall, there are currently about 4 million vehicles on the UK road, and pure electric vehicles and plug-in vehicles (PHEV) only account for 1.3% of them. It can take several years to more significantly impact overall performance.

This statistic is probably too optimistic, because SMTT only pays attention to the carbon emissions of newly sold vehicles, but does not calculate the carbon emissions of the entire life cycle of the vehicles. Considering the carbon emissions of the production and power generation process, the actual reduction of carbon emissions I am afraid there will be some discounts, but it does not change the fact that electric vehicles can greatly improve carbon emissions.

In the next few years, with green energy, carbon neutral processes and more advanced battery technology, there is no accident that electric vehicles will continue to reduce overall carbon emissions. At present, only the SMMT in the UK has put forward this data, but if we can see Norway in the future The data should be more interesting.


2022 Mercedes-Benz zooms in! 21 new cars landed in China, including EQE AMG SL 63!

In the past year, which Mercedes-Benz new car has impressed you the most, is it the EQS or the Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

In the era of electrification, the launch of Mercedes-Benz EQS represents its full development in the field of pure electric vehicles. In 2022, Mercedes-Benz will launch 21 new models in the Chinese market, including 8 pure electric and plug-in hybrid models, including A variety of key new cars are very worth looking forward to.

The Mercedes-Benz EQE sedan has been officially unveiled earlier. It is based on the EVA 2.0 platform. The appearance and interior are similar to the new flagship sedan EQS. You can fully understand it as a small EQS.

In terms of power, the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 is equipped with a rear-mounted single motor, with a combined maximum power of 215kW and a peak torque of 530N m. The new car is equipped with a battery pack with a capacity of 90.6kWh and a cruising range of 660km under WLTP conditions.

At present, the power battery used in the EQE has also been trial-assembled and produced. The EQE sedan has also been exposed on the road earlier, and it is believed that it will be launched as soon as this year.

And because it is the first pure electric car produced on the EVA platform in China, the price is definitely lower than that of the imported EQS. Comparing the prices of EQS and S-class, the starting price of the two differs by 200,000. The professor guessed that the EQE should be 100,000 higher than the E-class, and the starting price is about 500,000.

The pictures of the new GLC are currently only in the rendering stage, but it can be basically guessed that the new car will adopt the latest family-style appearance, the design of the front and rear light groups will be in line with the C-class, and the interior will be the same.

The new domestically produced GLC (code-named V254) will be put into production at Beijing Benz Yizhuang MRA plant this year, with a planned annual production capacity of 120,000 units. It is expected that the new car will be launched in the second half of the year at the earliest.

In terms of power, it is reported that the new GLC will have a 1.5T+48V mild hybrid model, and the 2.0T model will continue to be provided, and the transmission system is matched with a 9AT gearbox.

Finally, even the GLC did not escape the fate of the 1.5T engine, but fortunately, not all models only have 1.5T light hybrid models. However, for Mercedes-Benz users, as long as the Mercedes-Benz logo is still there, the engine displacement is not a problem. If the price of the 1.5T light-hybrid model is lower than before, more users may buy it, or the 1.5T model will be Become the main selling model.

The plug-in version of the C-Class is not a brand new model. It was also launched in the previous generation of Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but the price is more than 500,000.

The new-generation C-class plug-in hybrid model has already been launched overseas. It is equipped with an M254 series 2.0T engine + motor combination. The maximum power of the motor is 95kW. The pure electric driving range exceeds 100km under WLTP conditions. The battery is in fast charging mode. It can be fully charged in the next 30 minutes.

It is reported that the domestic version will also be equipped with the same power system. As a result, it is estimated that the C-class that wants to buy 2.0T can only be plugged in and mixed.

The Mercedes-Benz S 580 e is also a model that has already been launched in the European market. It will also be introduced to the domestic market this year. The previous generation model is code-named S500 e L.

The plug-in hybrid model will naturally not have much difference in appearance and interior, mainly in the power system. Referring to overseas models, the Mercedes-Benz S 580 e is equipped with a 3.0T plug-in hybrid system, with a maximum engine power of 270kW, a maximum motor power of 104kW, and a pure electric range of 100km. The transmission system is matched with a 9-speed manual gearbox.

However, for such a million-level executive model, users who would choose a plug-in hybrid model are almost rare. All of them have reached this level, so they won’t worry about that little bit of fuel consumption, unless they are in urgent need of a green card in a big city.

Compared with the above plug-in hybrid models, what is more worth looking forward to is definitely the AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+, the first pure electric AMG model. The new car has also been launched overseas, and overseas media have also tested it, but from the data point of view, it is still inferior to the Model S Plaid.

Hanging the AMG logo means extreme high performance, just look at the gap between the ordinary S-class and the AMG S-class. However, this does not seem to be reflected strongly enough in the AMG EQS. Could it be said that there will be stronger AMG EQS 63 and other models in the future?

The SL-Class has always been a very classic series of convertible sports cars of the Mercedes-Benz family. It is the same car of many stars, the most famous of which is Bruce Lee. However, the SL-Class has been discontinued after 2019. When everyone thought that this classic model would be discontinued, it turned out to be returning under the name of AMG.

The new generation of AMG SL 63 will be fully divided into the AMG car series, independently developed by AMG, and has undergone all-round upgrades in appearance, interior, power, etc., and will replace the current AMG GT Roadster convertible.

In terms of power, the AMG SL 63 is equipped with a 4.0T V8 twin-turbo engine with a maximum power of 430kW and a peak torque of 800N m. The transmission system is matched with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed gearbox and a 4MATIC four-wheel drive system. The acceleration from 100 kilometers is only 3.6. second.

In addition, the AMG SL 55 model will also be launched. The new car is equipped with a 4.0T engine with a maximum power of 350kW, a peak torque of 700N m, and an acceleration of 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.

In addition to the blockbuster new cars mentioned above, this year’s new cars also include the Maybach S 680 4MATIC ingenious first edition, mid-term facelift A-class, mid-term facelift GLE, EQE SUV and other models, but the specific listing time has not yet been officially launched exposure.