There is no doubt that the electric vehicles will take a significant part of the market segment in the future and Mercedes is well aware of this. As a result we have received the 2015 Mercedes B Class Electric that comes with electric only powertrain and about 200 km range.
We can start with the interior that is of superb quality like with every Mercedes that is delivered to the market. Modern looks in combination with high quality materials give premium look and feel to every passenger. Comfort is at formidable level and it is obvious that Mercedes delivered a lot of attention to comfort and luxury in this vehicle. Center console segment is taken with air vents and large display that is located above those and provide a lot of useful information’s to driver. Access to the internet, navigation, voice control, audio and climate controls are all present here.
Review Of 2015 Mercedes B Class Electric
On the exterior we can notice pretty powerful lines that are also available on a standard, gasoline powered models. Large grille and headlights are a guarantee that you will be noticed on the road. These are combined with LED daytime running lights and the tail lights are also refined with LED technology. At the back we have large trunk door that further improves dynamics of this car while the charging port is located at the spot where we are used to see a fuel socket.
With zero tail pipe emissions this vehicle could be quite great choice for many drivers. Fully charged battery pack return about 115 miles or 200 km making the 2015 Mercedes B Class Electric ideal for city runs but also for a longer trips. Max speed is limited to 100 mph which is more than enough considering the speed limit on the roads. With a 240 Volt, 40 A socket about 60 miles or 50 percent of charge can be achieved in less than 2 hours. From a standard 110 Volt US socket this time is significantly longer. Just like with every electric vehicle it will be able to recharge battery whenever you use brakes thankfully to regenerative braking system.
All the latest safety technology will be available in the 2015 Mercedes B Class Electric so we are getting Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, Brake Assist, Active Parking Assist and more. Similar to standard gasoline powered vehicles this one also has the hazardous power supply and damaged battery can cause accidents also. It is placed in the under floor and is in the Energy Space construction that will be a great protection in case of anything bad happens.
2015 Mercedes B Class Electric Price
One of the things that will decide the faith of the 2015 Mercedes B Class Electric and if it will be successful on the market or not is the price. We still do not have any details about it but we do expect to see this model priced at more than $40.000 and probably even higher than $50.000.
This is not the only model that offers powertrain that will not use gasoline, diesel or similar fuels. Mercedes will continue to offer Smart ForTwo Electric, Vito E-CELL, A-Class E-CELL, SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive and more. With introduction of these models it is obvious that Mercedes i serious about attacking this market segment.