Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive To Go On Sale In Europe November 3

OCT 28 2014 BY MARK KANE 9

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive has been on sale in the U.S. since July and after the first three months, sales reached 157 units.

The car is manufacturer in Germany, but sales in Europe start officially on November 3.

First deliveries in Europe are expected before the end of this year.

Details released on B-Class Electric Drive indicate that there is no difference in specification (U.S. to Europe), maybe beyond the charging which is designed for three-phase, unlike single phase in the U.S. No DC fast charging option is offered on either side of the ocean.

It should be noted however that the Europe release will be of the 2015 MY B-Class ED which has been refreshed, and includes the “range package” (which is now standard).

The US will start receiving the 2015s early next year as the company will look to sell out the few remaining 2014s they have already shipped out and on dealer lots in America.

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9 Comments on "Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive To Go On Sale In Europe November 3"

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Wow, I assumed it was already on sale in Germany. Well, perhaps they needed to nab some CARB ZEV credits ASAP and thus released here first.

It is nice to see that all three major Germany car companies (Daimler-Benz, BMW, and VW/Audi/Porsche) now all have decent plug-in vehicle programs. I wish the same could be said for the Big 3 US automakers. Well, perhaps we can consider Chrysler/Fiat as Italian such that we only have the Big 2.

In spite of the Volt, especially if that remains a 4-seater, I would put Ford as the pick of a rather poor bunch.
Someone who is apparently an insider told us on this forum that they actually plan a custom EV body soon.

So what Did you think of the Ampera when you test-drove it DaveMart, sounds like you were disappointed?

I think the Big 3 are now playing catch-up, finally awakening to the realization that the electric vehicle genie is out of the bottle, and nothing is going to put it back.

NO DCFC on the B-Class electric. If that true I’ll shop somewhere else.

So if they use the so called ’10kw’ single phase tesla charger in the states, do they also use the european 3phase tesla charger in their home markets?

I think they are going to use the same existing 11kW charger which TESLA MODEL S is using in EUROPE with TYPE 2 connector. But the disadvantage is it does not have any access to the tesla supercharger and also it does not have any fast charging ports like CHADEMO.

I believed Daimler was a member of the CCS consortium.

How odd to launch a pure EV car with no Quick Charge capability even as an option.

Mike D.

Strange: no dc charging….