The combined energy capacity of the two lithium-ion batteries is a total of 36 kWh. With fully charged batteries, the A-Klasse E-Cell has a range of over 200 kilometres (124 miles).
Like the smart fortwo electric drive in its category, the A-Klasse E-Cell is the world’s first vehicle in its class to be fitted with an intelligent charging management system based on “SmartCharge Communication”.
The electric drive of the A-Klasse E-Cell is a permanent-field synchronous unit developing a peak output of 70 kW (95 hp), a continuous power rating of 50 kW (68 hp) and a high maximum torque of 290 Nm. This means it takes just 5.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 km/h (40 mph), while the maximum speed is electronically set at 150 km/h (93 mph).
The multifunction display in the vehicle shows the battery charge status, trip data such as kilometres driven, traveling time, average speed and average fuel consumption, along with the remaining range and residual electrical energy capacity. The rev counter is replaced with a power indicator. Green, white and red-coloured segments show whether the drive system is currently operating in charge, economy or boost mode.
Standard highlights in the “AVANTGARDE” version of this innovative electric car include bi-xenon headlamps, COMAND APS, an active park assist for automatic parking and the THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system.
A special additional function is the ability to preset the interior climate during charging. The car also has a comprehensive range of safety features, including rear window bags and sidebags, and sophisticated seating and lighting packages.
External features of this battery-powered electric car include the standard polar silver painted body and an “E-CELL” sign in silver lettering on the boot.