Mercedes B-Class EV Caught Testing for the First Time

Mercedes B-Class EV

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive was previewed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and now, a few months later, the car has been caught for the first time charging its batteries during winter testing in Sweden.

Mercedes wants to be the first of the luxury automakers to bring an all-electric vehicle into the B-segment. You will say that Toyota is already offering such a model with its Prius v model, but Mercedes-Benz wants to offer a car for those who are looking for a premium alternative to the relatively bland Prius.

Initial details suggest that the next B-Class EV will be offered with a lithium-ion battery from Tesla and is expected to provide an overall range of 200 km (124 miles).

The new Mercedes B-Class EV will go on sale in late 2013 as a 2014 model and it will be the only B-Class model to hit the U.S. market.

Stay tuned for more info.


8 comments:

200 km, that’s good!
If anybody , in the near future, might have this car, please let me test it smiley PM me

Toyota might be a good mark, but you cannot compare it to Mercedes, never!

Have you read that?
A lithium-ion battery from Tesla, how cool is that! xD

That’s right, but I must decide where should my savings go for.I couldn’t see it live, at the Show in Paris, unfortunately, and I really like it!

Dave, You read there, at the end of the article, that they should come up with more infos.And however, it will be released on market in the lateness of 2013, don’t hurry up..

Does anybody have or know where I could find some more photos of this car?I’m really interested in it, but this bunch of pictures do not satisfy me..Please, let me know

The one driving this jewel must be a lucky guy!
Seems to be a great car

Been there and saw that, at Paris Motor Show!And this car was one of the best!

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