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  • Sensotronic Brake Control


    Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) is an electro-hydraulic brake system developed by Daimler and Bosch. The SBC system was introduced on the R230 SL-class, which went on sale in Europe in October 2001.

  • Plug-in electric vehicles in Germany


    Annual registration of plug-in electric cars in Germany by type of vehicle between 2010 and 2017. The adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Germany is actively supported by the German Federal Government. Under its National Plattform for Electric Mobility, Chancellor Angela Merkel set the goal in 2010 to deploy one million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020. , a total of 129,246 plug-in electric cars have been registered in Germany since 2010. The country is the largest passenger car market in Europe, however, , ranked as the eighth largest plug-in market in the world and the fifth largest in Europe. About 80% of the plug-in electric cars registered in the country through September 2016 were registered since January 2014. , the country had 4,800 public charging stations. The market share of plug-in electric passenger cars increased from 0.12% of new car sales in 2012, to 0.25% in 2013, and reached 0.40% in 2014. As plug-in car sales surge in 2015, the segment's market share increased to 0.7% of new car sales. The German monthly plug-in market share passed the 1% mark for the first time ever in December 2015, with an all-time record market share of 1.28% of new car registrations that month. After the introduction of the purchase subsidy in mid-2016, the plug-in segment achieved a market share of 1.1% in September, the highest during the first nine months of 2016. The market share remained at 0.7% in 2016, but rose to 1.6% in 2017, with sales up 217% from 2016. Initially, the government announced that it would not provide subsidies to promote sales of plug-in electric vehicles, however, by the end of 2014 it was recognized that the country was well behind the set sales targets. As a result, an incentive scheme to promote plug-in electric vehicle adoption was approved in April 2016 with a budget of (), of which, a total of () is reserved for purchase subsidies, which are expected to run until all the money is disbursed, estimated to last until 2019 at the latest. Electric car buyers get a () discount while buyers of plug-in hybrid vehicles get a discount of (). Premium cars are not eligible to the incentive. Only electric vehicles purchased after 18 May 2016 are eligible for the bonus.

  • List of modern production plug-in electric vehicles


    Two plug-in electric cars, a Honda Fit EV all-electric car (left) and a Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid (right), charging from an on-street public charging station in San Francisco. This is a list of mass production highway-capable plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), and also includes those plug-ins at an advanced stage of development or being tested in demonstration programs. A PEV is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from any external source of electricity, and a subcategory of electric vehicles that includes all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles, (PHEVs), and plug-in conversions of hybrid electric vehicles depending on battery size and their all-electric range. Conventional hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are not included.

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