Mercedes is officially entering the electric vehicles market with the introduction of the new Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive. The zero emission MPV will be available in two different lines, called Sport and Electric Art.
Prices for the B-Class Electric Drive start at £31,950 for the Sport model. Subject to approval, an OLEV grant (£5,000) can be applied, bringing the on-the-road price to £26,950. The Electric Art is priced at £32,245 – reduced to £27,245 should the OLEV grant be applied.
If we look at the new Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Sport offer we will find front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a seven-inch central display, Artico trim, automatic climate control, a reversing camera and cruise control.
On the other hand, the Electric Art B Class EV is available with only Cirrus White or South Seas Blue colours and features contrasting mirrors and radiator grille elements, 18-inch dual colour alloy wheels, automatic climate control, contrast blue stitching for the seats and aluminum trim.
Electric Motor
We remind you that the new B-Class EV is capable of travelling up to 142 miles on a single charge and can accelerate from rest to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.9 seconds thanks to its 180 hp and 340 NM of torque generated by an electric motor.
Charging via a wall box or public charging station is made easier through a fast charging cable supplied with the car, which takes between three and four hours and brings the battery from a completely empty state to fully charged. A conventional home supply raises the charge time to around nine hours.