18 Sep '12, 11am

Mercedes reveals B-Class electric car

Mercedes reveals B-Class electric car

With the launch of a B-Class hydrogen-driven car already penned for 2014, we’re surprised to learn this morning that Mercedes will also be presenting a battery electric version of the popular compact MPV at the Paris Motor Show this month. This new electric model will be the first from Mercedes to use the name ‘Electric Drive’ which the carmaker now reveals will appear on the boot lids of all its battery-powered electric cars as it will for its sister-brand, smart . The new B-Class EV concept uses a 100kW engine, just like its fuel cell brother, which delivers powerful performance including 310 Nm of torque. A lithium ion battery pack will provide a range of around 200 kilometres (124 miles) and can be recharged via any standard 230 V power outlet or recharged via a 400 V high voltage quick charger. Planned for series production in 2014, the new model will be the first car...

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