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Mercedes Electric Cars

The new electric Mercedes B-Class

The is rising: More and more are looking to secure their in electric cars. Mercedes not just be giving a preview of the new at the Detroit Auto Show in it will already send electric concept cars the running. A limited number of should be on the market by 2010.


Mercedes may have devoted a lot of energy in electric with its early fuel cars and most recently the Smart, though cars the Tesla Roadster or the Mini E, just a few weeks ago, taken some of the wind out of sails of late. This change at the latest at the Detroit Show in January. There will unveil three cars meant to lead the way an electric future.

They are all called Blue-Zero and roll together with a body, chosen by chief Gorden Wagener to introduce the generation of the B-Class, onto the

The fully encased engine is placed vertically like the BMW E1, the headlights have a severe and some parts of the body, meters long, as well as consoles in the interior, are see-through to an idea of the technology.

After as spiffy as the design of the B-Class of may be, it is really only of secondary The engine is the main focus of Each has an electric motor a different concept enabling a from 200 to 600 kilometers.

The entry-level car has a variable E-Cell which draws its power, the Mini E, from a 35 kWh lithium ion After charging for three to hours on a household plug, it can for around 200 kilometers without a milligram of pollutants.

Equally the F-Cell car produces its own power on This car has a fuel cell electrical power from with steam the only Though there is still a network of suitable gas stations nor an sound means of hydrogen in theory one can drive 400 kilometers at speed in this car with a conscience.

The version with the chances for mass production in the future is the E-Cell Plus a so-called ‘range extender’: its is only half as large as the and lasts for just 100 km. Before the runs out of juice, a rotation from the Smart, mounted in the wheel, springs into producing power with the of a generator. A full tank lasts for an additional 500 km, covering all contingencies.

Regardless of where the power from, the wheels are driven by an motor with a constant 95 hp, as high as 136 hp, which during has as much as 320 newton-meters, as much as a conventional V6.

The blue baby-Benz is snappy out of the starting block. At above 150 km/h, the electric shuts off, increasing the range.

Other carmakers toyed with such concepts, for example the E-Flex and the Volt introduced by Chevrolet. But no car is so suited for the alternative engines as the says Daimler, and revels in the ‘sandwich floor’, cursed by the producers. While the Tesla or the Mini E sacrifice the trunk or even the back seat for the the blue B-Class remains a five-seater with 500 liters of space in the back.

Mercedes Electric Cars

Of course these cars never be mass-produced. And even a conventional body, it will be a few before the electric and fuel versions can be found at the dealership. has taken a first step, and announced the next steps: the next year, a small of B-Class cars with cell technology (F-Cell) become available. From the first Mercedes electric should be ready.

Customers wishing to purchase will have to wait 2012, however.

Mercedes its own lithium ion batteries

Nearly all have announced they be producing electric cars. But no one can specific dates, given the of the necessary lithium ion batteries. has grown tired of waiting and is on the offensive: Instead of waiting for suppliers, it is building its own lithium ion

Accordingly, it announced this a cooperation with the energy Evonik, whose daughter has already developed batteries for production.

The so-called flat are superior to previous solutions in energy density, weight, and and on top of that they are built to be like fuel cells in to be installed in the existing system. there is still no production given the expertise behind and the 600 patents owned by Daimler to battery-driven cars, the partners are that the first personal and vehincles by Mercedes will be with such batteries in the term.

Translated by Jacob Comenetz

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