Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive To Launch In UK In Q1 2015
It’s not a compliance electric vehicle. Proof is in that Mercedes-Benz will sell the B-Class Electric Drive in the US, Germany and the UK.
More countries will likely be added to the list, but for now Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the B-Class Electric Drive will launch in the UK in Q1 of 2015.
Up first is the US launch, which gets underway in just a few months. Germany will be next, then comes the UK launch.
The B-Class Electric Drive is expected to carry a price tag starting at £32,000 ($53,834 USD) in the UK. US pricing is set to start at $41,450.
Autocar speculates that European versions of the B-Class will come standard with additional equipment/options, thus increasing the base price.
“After the UK government’s £5000 plug-in vehicle grant, which was recently extended to at least 2017 as part of a £500 million funding boost, the price of the B-class Electric Drive could drop to around £27,000. That means the car will cost some £1320 more than the all-electric BMW i3, which has a list price of £30,680, falling to £25,680 after the plug-in grant.”
More details of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive are available here.