Mercedes "Reporter" Concept Truck

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Mercedes-Benz will present the Reporter pickup concept study at the Paris motor show this weekend.

According to MBtech, the Reporter is more than just a design study. It features what is called the DualX E-Drive drive solution that makes the reporter both a plug-in and full-hybrid vehicle with an all-wheel drive system.

That drive system includes a 70 kW electric motor which powers the rear axle coupled with an independent 1.2 liter, 4-cylinder natural gas combustion engine with a gas exhaust turbocharger driving the front wheels. The 1.2 liter power plant acts as a range and performance extender enabling the Reporter to make a top speed of 130 km/h and have a range of around 300 km in the European Driving Cycle.