Merc takes the 'green' path

Date: Friday, July 04, 2008

With diesel prices continuing at painfully high levels and likely to stay there for the foreseeable future, light commercial owners could be forgiven for feeling that they're staring into a deep, dark abyss.


If oil does eventually hit $250 a barrel, what's that going to do to the pump price? How on earth will they be able to afford to run their vehicles? Fortunately the van manufacturers are on the case.

Mercedes-Benz has come up with a variety of different technologies that will either help you get more out of your existing diesel vehicle, or persuade you to switch to a different power source. Watching the size of its carbon footprint ever so carefully, What Van? went to Hamburg in Germany to sample them.

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