US-Spec Mercedes B-Class Production Videos From Rastatt Assembly

JUN 17 2014 BY JAY COLE 8

US Spec B-Class ED Production Now Underway In Germany

US Spec B-Class ED Production Now Underway In Germany

....And Done

….And Done

A few weeks ago we spoke to Mercedes to get an update on the US release of the B-Class ED, or Electric Drive, and the company updated us that initial US production was more than on track and deliveries would being in “mid-summer”.

Well, at least for CA, CT, MD, OR, NJ, NY, RI and VT.  The rest of America has to wait until early 2015…but at least it is coming nationwide.

After which, the B-Class ED will be offered in select European markets, including Germany, before year’s end.  The UK (as always) has to wait a little longer for the RHD variant, and won’t see the ED until the first quarter of 2015.

Mercedes has already celebrated “Job 1” – or first production vehicle off the line, for the B-Class Electric Drive at its Rastatt factory in Germany, but now we have some (or rather a lot actually) video of US-spec EVs rolling of the line for you to enjoy.

First video features a detailed look at the charge port installation:

via, big hat tip to Adrian

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That is a really small steering wheel.

Yeah, but it’s a Mercedes.

“How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can’t even fit inside the building?”

Still can’t believe they released this without DC fast charge.

Perfect. Let us hope they do the E class soon too.

Seems to be a theme, any car with Tesla provided powertrain has no QC.
ie Rav4 ev and the MB

🙁 They can’t handle the awesomeness…

… more like they didn’t want to pay licensing fees to use Superchargers or Tesla wouldn’t let them. I wonder if the powertrain could not be modified to accept CCS? Or at least within a reasonable cost…