Mercedes GLE 500e PHEV (2015)

The complete guide to the GLE 500e Plug-In Hybrid (2015), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

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KEY STATS
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Range (NEDC):

19 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

10.90p

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Rapid charge:

No

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EV type:

Plug-in hybrid

Overview


The GLE 500e is a large car, with the sophistication and build quality you'd expect from Mercedes. With electric range quite limited to 19 miles, it may cover the commute for some, but you'll still be reliant on petrol for much of your driving.

Charging Details


Charging time for a Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your GLE 500e Plug-In from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 4 h 4 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 3 h 6 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 3 h 6 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 3 h 6 m/h
20%-80%
50kW Public Locations N/A N/A
150kW Public Locations N/A N/A


* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2


Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 3.7kW
Connector location: Rear Side - Right

Where you can charge a Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In

You can charge your Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.


At Home


3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £449*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging


At Work


3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging


Shared parking


3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging


On Public Networks


3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network


* Price includes £350 OZEV grant, full price £799.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge


Cost of charging a Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network is usually free through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £1.35 10.90p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** N/A N/A


* Assumes tariff of 17p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 25p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers.

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Vehicle Specs


Range
Official range (WLTP*) N/A
Official range (NEDC*) 19 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 12 miles


* For information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

Performance
0-62 mph 5.3 seconds
Top speed 152 mph
Engine power 436 bhp / 325 kW
Torque 650 Nm
Battery
Battery size 8.8 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 7.9 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 641 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) 86 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) 78 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 72 gCO2/km


* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2020 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants


The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is unfortunately not eligible for the OZEV Plug-in Car or Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants, but you will benefit from only £115 year 1 road tax.

Purchase
OTR price* £67,675


* On-the-road price excluding Plug-in Car Grant.

Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £115
Years 2-5 £480
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
21/22 20% £13,524
22/23 20% £13,524
23/24 20% £13,524


* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £11.5
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0


* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance
Insurance group 49
Grants*
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EVHS Grant £0 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Car Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £0 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation


* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.