Mercedes is set to roll out its very first electric vehicle this year. The car is the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive and it is the first pure electric vehicle that Mercedes has offered in the US. The car will sell for $41,450 not including the $925 destination fee. Buyers might be able to get the $7500 tax credit from the federal government on the car.
Mercedes equips the vehicle with a 28 kWh lithium-ion battery good for up to 85 miles per charge. It will take that battery pack about two hours to charge enough for 60 miles of driving on a 240V charger. Other features include a Map Pilot navigation system, Collision Prevention, Assist with adaptive Brake Assist, and Attention Assist.
The car comes with three years of mbrace2 with access to EV apps and Vehicle Home Page. The electric motor produces 177hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes says that the car will reach 60mph in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed that is electronically limited to 100mph.