Spyshots: Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive
The Achilles heel of all electric cars seems to be the cold, which just like with your mobile phone, runs short on juice if chilled. So naturally, we took interest in the fact that the B-Class was spotted testing in Norther Sweden, near the arctic circle.
The B-Class Electric Drive was shown at the Paris Motor Show as a pre-production concept. It is motivated by a electric motor producing 100 kW or 134 PS and 310 Nm of torque. The car is fitted with the same lithium-ion battery as the Tesla Model S, placed low in the car for optimal balance.
On a full charge, it will be good for about 200 kilometers (124 miles) and will be available with a fast-charging function that’s fills the battery to half-capacity in under an hour.
❐ Check out the Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive photo gallery