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Mercedes brings dealer network up to speed on WLTP

Mercedes-Benz is holding a number of workshops with its retail network to educate them about Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

Rob East, head of fleet at Mercedes-Benz, said: “I want us, as a brand, to be able to give fleet managers, leasing company and end-user drivers the right advice as we transition through what is a fundamental shift.”

The whole of Mercedes-Benz UK has already been through the training and within the product department there is a role focused solely on WLTP.

East said last month a “miniscule” number of vehicles were left to be tested and that issues ordering hybrid models were not as a result of WLTP but because it had coincided with some models transitioning from generation two to generation three technology.

Mercedes-Benz will launch a diesel plug-in hybrid E-Class at the end of this year, followed by a diesel plug-in hybrid C-Class next year.

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