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Electric S-Class hinted by Mercedes-Benz executive

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Electric S-Class hinted by Mercedes-Benz executive

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce a pure electric version of the popular luxury sedan, the S-Class, in its new generation, which will compete with the Tesla Model S.

The announcement hasn’t been made official by the car manufacturer just yet, but it was hinted by a company’s executive, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, who has been speaking with Top Gear. According to our source, Uwe Ernstberger, who is the man in charge of Mercedes-Benz’s large car program, said that there are no current plans for an electric S-Class, but such a model would be launched in the future.

“We have to work on the capacities of the batteries to get a better package in the car. You do not want to lose all the comfort features of an S-Class for transporting a battery only”, said Ernstberger to our source.

Mercedes-Benz is already planning hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the new S-Class generation, but the most important variant of the luxury sedan will definitely be the electric one. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Electric is believed to compete against the Tesla Model S, in a segment which is currently dominated by this vehicle. More details on the model are limited for the moment and will probably be announced close to its launch.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - filed under Mercedes-Benz, News. Image credit: .
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