Mercedes To Unveil Long-Range Electric Car In October, Smart To Launch A New Electric ForTwo By Year’s End

JUN 11 2016 BY MARK KANE 9

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes Chief Development Officer Thomas Weber revealed that a long-range electric car from Mercedes is coming.

The concept is to be unveiled at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October, while the production version could be introduced on the market sometime this decade.

According to Reuters, Daimler is aiming at the Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron SUV competitor, and will offer 500 km (310 miles) range.

“The structure is ready, the teams are working and the initial results from road tests are coming in quick succession.”

There are no additional details available on Mercedes’ first long-range electric car at this time, though reports do suggest it will be some short of CUV or SUV.

As for Daimler’s smart brand:

Development officer Weber also said the company would launch a new Smart Electric Drive by year’s end – and that it would arrive in both a two and four seat version.

Sales targets:

Combined with existing plug-in offerings, Daimler looks to sell more than 100,000 EVs by 2019.

Source: Reuters

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9 Comments on "Mercedes To Unveil Long-Range Electric Car In October, Smart To Launch A New Electric ForTwo By Year’s End"

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When they say launch, that’s with a price tag, not a reveal, right?

A launch this decade? CARB really needs to tighten the screws. Clearly fear of Tesla is not a sufficient motivator to move quickly, but regulatory pressure often is.

I wish that carb had the courage to say that no new gas/diesel based passenger vehicle would be allowed to be registered in CA after 2025. In addition, for any car that is found to be registered out of state by a resident, the car would be grabbed the first time, with prison the second.

Woops, new, should be additional. IOW, you can only finish up with the vehicles that you have, and from that point, only none polluting .

Our nation’s jails are woefully under filled I’m so glad we found some new crimes to invent to keep them from being unused.

Two words – smart roadster,

as for the long range ev in the next decade? Wtf you have a long range ev the amg sls ed, you have had it since 2011 you’ve just done nothing with it. either keep the 40 kWh battery and add a Rex or an extra 40 kWh’s of batteries.

MB Electrics = (yawn) wake me when they actually have one to buy.

My thoughts, too.

“…the production version could be introduced on the market sometime this decade.”

So you’re not even ready to say what year you plan to start producing it.

Not exactly something to wait for with bated breath, then. :-/

Not sure if there are any Mercedes lovers reading IEVS but I for one have never been a big fan. 1). Its personal of course, but I’ve never liked the look of any of their vehciles except the cheapest models. So its somewhat uncanny that their ‘cheapest ev – smart42′ I like the look and feel of the best. That $500k EV Roadster is hideous to my eyes. 2). I’ve never heard about Mercedes’ Superior Reliability – perhaps since it is so rare. 3). They seem to price their “authorized repairs” as a percentage of the purchase price of the car – which other automakers also use as justification for their exhorbitant pricing. Since EV’s in Germany supposedly have to ‘by law’ go at least 30km, it is rather disgusting that when you also take the 33% discount to get EPA style ratings, almost all German EV’s go 15 miles and thats it. The biggest pain of owning an EV is finding a convenient spot to plug in when you are out and about. This might not be a problem in California or Georgia or Florida, but here in NYS they are few and far between. I want an EV… Read more »