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 Post subject: battery capacity
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:00 am 
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is it possible to increase battery capacity on a B-class?


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 Post subject: Re: battery capacity
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:26 am 
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LGM,

As far as we know, no one has done that modification. One needs to be a rocket scientist or at least an electrical engineer to even attempt it. Maybe GlennD has looked into this question. It is too bad that MB ended the B250e program as it is a nice sized full featured car rather than extend its range. One of the rumours is that the GLA might be turned electric and it seems to be only slightly larger and more streamlined. I could roll into that in 2020.

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 Post subject: Re: battery capacity
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:49 am 
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Yes, swap it for a RAV4, Model 3, Model S or Model X


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 Post subject: Re: battery capacity
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:19 am 
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That is the plan in late 2019 when the current lease rolls off. This assumes we have choices and an ample supply of 200+ mile roomy electrics.

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 Post subject: Re: battery capacity
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:35 pm 
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It has been a while since I posted. I had traded my B Class Electric for a 2014 Tesla Model S and regretted it from almost day #1. The poor fit and finish of the Model S along with the lack of modern amenities was too much to take. Just sold the Model S and bought a '16 250E. Yeah, the 200 (Almost) range of the Tesla was nice but its short comings on a day-to-day basis drove me back to MB. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: battery capacity
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:02 pm 
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I want a very basic 3 and the only option I want is the paint color, This puts me at the back of the line and I am thinking early 2020. I hope by that time they can iron out the quality issues. If not then I will pass.

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I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
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Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interier


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 Post subject: Re: battery capacity
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Currently they are only selling loaded cars with the bigger battery and really not delivering them. Thy are just taking orders. . I do not need a bigger battery. The range of my B is just fine for me. If I wanted a junky car with longer range I would be driving a Bolt!

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2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interier


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 Post subject: Re: battery capacity
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:44 am 
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Rosie,

WELCOME BACK. Great to hear that you got yourself a new B250e. It really is a nicely outfitted car. I currently lease but have no doubt that when MB rolls out its electric line in 2019, I will return my leased 2017 and get myself a longer range MB for the fit and finish as well.

Enjoy the ride (again).

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