The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to sell the production version of the B-Class Electric Drive in the United States.
Good news for Americans who will be able to buy the new generation of the B-Class but the model will only be launched there in electric form because Mercedes-Benz thinks that a “green” vehicle is selling better in a market if the regular versions aren’t available. No official word on this subject for the moment from the car company but that doesn’t mean that the production version of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive won’t hit the over-seas auto market.
As a quick reminder, power to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept is being provided by an electric motor which is generating a total output of 134 HP (136 PS / 100 kW) and 310 Nm of torque (229 lb-ft). This enables the model to travel for more than 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge and when the battery is depleted, it can be recharged by either a 400V rapid charger or a 230V outlet. More details on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will be announced over the following months.
Source: Car and Driver