Upcoming Mercedes B Class Caught In US Testing…A Couple Times (lots of photos)
Sometimes you look for plug-ins, sometimes they look for you…at least it seems that way.
That was the case today in Atlanta for the upcoming Mercedes B-Class that debuted early this year at the New York Auto Show, and earlier in New Jersey as well. At the time Mercedes put the all-electric range of the B-Class at up to 115 miles (US city), and 200 km (124 miles) overall on the NEDC cycle via the car’s 28 kWh battery. A “EPA range” equal to around the BMW i3 is expected.
“As I approached the end of my daily commute to work I was surprised by the visitor in one of our two Blink L2 charges. A black Mercedes B class with manufacturer plates just completing a trip from Miami to Atlanta. The B class has a range of about 120 miles and will be sold in the US sometime in early2014.
The guys who showed up were directly from Stuttgart and will drive around Atlanta until tomorrow. There are other teams doing New York to Boston and in other non-disclosed areas. The B class has a 6KW charger but no Tesla nor CHAdeMo high speed chargers. The trunk is larger than the Leaf and I wasn’t able to convince them to allow me to see if there is a frunk or not.” – InsideEVs reader ER
InsideEVs contributor, Tom Moloughney, also had a visit from the B-Class himself and sent in these pictures for your enjoyment:
“I was paid a visit yesterday by some nice men from Daimler who stopped by my restaurant for some lunch and just happened to have one of the few Mercedes B-Class EV’s made.”
More Mercedes B-Class In The Gallery via Tom (double click):
You can read about Tom’s experience in its entirety at his ActiveE blog here.