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After launching in the USA earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz has announced that the B-Class Electric Drive is now available to order in Europe.
Germany, the country where the B-Class is manufactured, will be the first European nation to receive the electric vehicle. Continue reading
Earlier today, Mercedes announced the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive will cost $41,450 when it goes on sale in the US later this summer. Based on the B-Class European hatchback model, the Electric Drive variant will only be sold in North America.
The Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive’s closest rival is the 2014 BMW i3 that just recently hit US shores. At $42,275 after destination charges, the BMW i3 is $100 cheaper than the B-Class’s $42,375 with destination. The biggest difference between the two vehicles is that the BMW i3 comes with an optional $3850 range extender that provides up to 200 miles of range. Continue reading
All along, Mercedes Benz has been saying their B-Class Electric Drive battery pack has a capacity of 28 kWh. Since the B-Class EV weighs in around 3900 pounds, all the best estimates put the usable amount around 25 kWh, resulting in an electric range at around 80 miles.
At the New York Auto Show this past week, however, Tom Moloughney (you likely recognize his name from his involvement and coverage of the BMW i3, and he also reports on InsideEVs periodically) was able to talk with a Mercedes representative and he learned that the 28 kWh rating is not the total battery pack capacity – it’s the usable energy!
Welcome to the Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive Forum! This forum is dedicated to Mercedes-Benz’s first 100% electric vehicle.
Based on the conventionally powered B-Class, the Electric Drive delivers powerful acceleration while gliding along the road almost silently. Continue reading