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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Drive

Think of it as a fully shopping cart for Rodeo


As vehicles have begun onto the market in greater it seems automakers face two when it comes to whipping up a ride. The first is to create an EV scratchsee the Tesla Model S and Leafand the second is to retrofit an model with an electric as with the Ford Focus Mitsubishi i-MiEV. and Toyota EV.

Mercedes-Benz has decided that for the market it will follow the proposition, and is bringing the European here equipped with an powertrain to be the first Electric vehicle to wear the tri-pointed

The 2014 B-class Electric makes its debut at the 2013 New auto show, and joins the Fortwo Electric Drive as the other EV sold by Daimler in country. Interestingly, Mercedes not to fit one of its current U.S. models an Electric Drive setup and turned to the B-class. a compact mover until now sold in Europe. The move mirrors the one by Ford in bringing its nearly sized C-Max to our shores, but in alternatively propelled hybrid and plug-in hybrid forms.

Also like Ford’s hybrids, the B-class Electric is essentially shaped like a bean, albeit one with detailing and nice surface It’s not exactly dorky but it’s also not sexy the Tesla Model S or Benz’s SLS AMG E-cell. The interior is quite with chrome-ringed air vents and appear to be lush materials every surface.

The B-class seats five, and tall, so space shouldn’t be of an issue. Other than a few to the gauge-cluster display screen to charge and energy-flow data, the Drive’s cabin is otherwise to that of the gas- or diesel-fed that won’t make it to

The Electric Drive’s lithium-ion pack is mounted beneath the in a cavity ahead of the rear and thus doesn’t intrude on or cargo space. Mercedes the 28-kWh pack is good for 115 of range, a bit lower than Benz predicted for the B-class Drive concept (125 that previewed this model. At least the electric specs carried over can look forward to “at 134 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque, Benz estimates will be for a sub-10-second 060 time.

It might be slow, but as we found in our first drive. the little is pretty fun to drive, and it shares its architecture with the A- and CLA-class

The 2014 B-class Electric goes on sale here in the early next year, so pricing and standard content is not yet available. Critically, the B-class carry Mercedes-Benz’s EV torcha decision on the ultra-fast SLS AMG E-Cell for our has yet to be madeas it enters the unoccupied electric wagon automotive

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