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Batteries Mercedes B Class Electric Drive

Published on January 24th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

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Mercedes Brings B Class Electric Drive To Detroit



Mercedes pulled out all the stops at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. From diesel electric hybrids and e-bikes to long wheelbase, V12-powered super-sedans, it seemed like Mercedes had it covered, and that includes a new competitor in the emerging entry-premium EV market currently occupied by the Cadillac ELR. This is the Mercedes’ B Class Electric Drive — a model that’s already on sale in other parts of the world and makes use of some seriously advanced, Tesla-developed EV tech.

You can read more about the upcoming B Class Electric Drive in this article, which originally appeared on Gas 2. Enjoy!


Electric Mercedes B Class Arrives in Detroit (via Gas 2.0)

From a sporty, V12 S Class to a be-winged Smart car, Mercedes brought everything (and a little in-between) to the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, and parked it right across from Cadillac. If you don’t think that’s Mercedes making a deliberate statement,…

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  • Steve

    “Feel free to share your predictions, comments, or assertions that the Chevy Volt/Cadillac ELR twins aren’t hybrids in the comments, below.”

    The Volt (I own one) derives energy from two sources, by the SAE definition its a hybrid. No assertions needed, I prefer to deal in facts.

  • Bubba Nicholson

    Open wheel wells–even on the back, no boat tail. Doubtless the underside is all bumpy. “Style” replaces aerodynamics, sad to say. I pine for the Aptera.

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