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Mercedes Doubles GLC’s Electric Range as Emissions Rules Bite

A revamped version of the brand’s best-selling model will go 100 kilometers (62 miles) in electric-only mode.

Mercedes-Benz GLC plug-in hybrid SUV.

Mercedes-Benz GLC plug-in hybrid SUV.

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Mercedes-Benz AG’s revamped GLC plug-in hybrid will go twice as far in electric-only mode as its predecessor to keep pace with increasingly stringent regulations on tailpipe emissions.

The new version of Mercedes’s best-selling model can cover a distance of more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) on just the battery, the company announced Wednesday. The sport utility vehicle will only be offered as a mild or plug-in hybrid, helping the German manufacturer meet European Union emissions targets while still delivering plenty of high-end gas burners such as the G-Wagon.