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by Stretch2727
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the B-Class Electric Drive
Topic: Few Questions on the 2017 B 250e
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Few Questions on the 2017 B 250e

Well again looking at leasing/buying another EV. We have 2 EV's, (eGolf and B-Class), the B-class lease is up in April and the eGolf in August. Original plan was for 2 Tesla Model 3's, but I would like to have one hatchback for the runs to Home Depot and the cost of 2 model 3 will be quite high. Our...
by Stretch2727
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Where is Battery and Motor made
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Re: Where is Battery and Motor made

The assembled Battery and Motor are from Tesla. If you look closely on some of the hoses in the engine compartment you will see Tesla printed on them. The battery cells are from Panasonic.
by Stretch2727
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging speed
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: Charging speed

I don't believe the charging limitations from the car effect the 240 volt charging. Regardless you should be able to set the charging to maximum from the set up screens in the car.

I regularly charge at 9.4KWH which is the max the MB B class will accept. This is with a 240 volt, 40 amp charger.
by Stretch2727
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Winter is around the corner; performance differences
Replies: 33
Views: 9166

Re: Winter is around the corner; performance differences

Ah yes winter again.... I pretty much completely ignore the GOM so not sure if it accounts for the extended charge. Trust me it is guessing way low. One trick in the winter time is to charge just before you leave. It helps warms the battery. On short trips the efficiency is pretty bad in the winter ...
by Stretch2727
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: I just got stuck paying $424 for my 1st annual service ???
Replies: 33
Views: 12639

Re: I just got stuck paying $424 for my 1st annual service ?

Copying my earlier post on this subject in another thread. Do no go to the dealer without having this agreed in writing. They will feel no motivation to do anything for you once the car is there. Guys, the battery annual certification is no charge. See below my strategy for dealing with the MB deale...
by Stretch2727
Tue May 24, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: B-Class range update
Replies: 8
Views: 3245

Re: B-Class range update

One thing I have noticed with the B-class now that the weather is warmer is I am getting better range and efficiency this year than last. Likely the motor and drive train have loosen up a bit. My battery certification showed no degradation. 28.2 Kwh. I just did a trip last weekend. 67 miles using 49...
by Stretch2727
Tue May 24, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Annual Battery Certification No Charge- Mercedes Nanuet, NY
Replies: 47
Views: 9836

Re: Annual Battery Certification No Charge- Mercedes Nanuet,

Send me an email and I will send you some PDFs. my email is my username at me.com wtzouris - I sent him your invoice. My service ended up being $60 so better he used yours. They wore me down claiming the desiccant was no charge but the battery certification was chargeable. Does anyone have a copy o...
by Stretch2727
Sun May 01, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: B-Class Electric Drive Reviews
Topic: B250 Owner's reliability experiences
Replies: 59
Views: 21071

Re: B250 Owner's reliability experiences

10,000 miles on my car and no noticeable range or battery degradation. -Annual Battery Certification at the dealer gave me the capacity of the battery @ 28.2 Kwh. This is only 1% degradation in the first year assuming the starting point was 28.5 Kwh. -My EVSE can measure the amount of energy that a ...
by Stretch2727
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the B-Class Electric Drive
Topic: [Need Advice] - Buying 2014 Used
Replies: 16
Views: 3700

Re: [Need Advice] - Buying 2014 Used

My residual value on my 2014 MB electric lease with 30K miles in 2018 will be 22K so this seems fair but I think you could do better. Doubtful I will buy it as I have a reservation on a Tesla Model 3. My 2012 Focus had a residual of $21.5K. I did not buy, just turned it back in. I have been watching...
by Stretch2727
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: B-Class range update
Replies: 8
Views: 3245

Re: B-Class range update

As has been stated many many times on this forum the GOM is completely wrong even when reset. The consumption meter on the MB seems to calculate a wall to wheels consumption which is somewhere between 15-20% low. This is throws off the GOM. Proof of this is if you take your nominal consumption(i.e 3...

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