The Mercedes-Benz family, including AMG and Smart, will be producing so many electric vehicles in the future, that the automaker has given them their own badge – Electric Drive.  The newest electric vehicle from Mercedes is the B-Class Electric Drive that debuted during the 2012 Paris Motor Show in concept form.

“Similarly to the successful B-Class models with combustion engines, the battery-powered Concept B-Class Electric Drive also combines a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience with full suitability for everyday and family use,” says the Mercedes press release.  “Thanks to Energy Space, the B-Class is the ultimate all-rounder and the Mercedes trailblazer for alternative drives in the compact premium automobile segment.”

The power behind the B-Class Electric Drive is based on an electric system developed by Tesla.  This newest Electric Drive vehicle uses a motor that produces 134 horsepower and around 229 lb ft of torque.  Mercedes has said the B-Class Electric has a range of 124 miles with its lithium-ion battery.

For more information about Mercedes electric power or to take a look at any Mercedes vehicle, contact Larson Mercedes-Benz.

21 Sep 2012

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