Lgmachado
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Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:42 am

battery capacity

Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:00 am

is it possible to increase battery capacity on a B-class?

JeffRay
Posts: 848
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:12 am

Re: battery capacity

Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:26 am

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.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

cossie1600
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:58 pm

Re: battery capacity

Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:49 am

Yes, swap it for a RAV4, Model 3, Model S or Model X

JeffRay
Posts: 848
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:12 am

Re: battery capacity

Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:19 am

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.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

Rosie158
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:08 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: battery capacity

Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:35 pm

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:
2014 B Class ED
2012 GLK350
2012 Nissan Leaf (RIP)

GlennD
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: battery capacity

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:02 pm

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.
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 interie
WHITE IONIQ EV.

GlennD
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: battery capacity

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:15 pm

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!
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 interie
WHITE IONIQ EV.

JeffRay
Posts: 848
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:12 am

Re: battery capacity

Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:44 am

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).
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

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