The 2017 B-Class Electric Drive is a new first among EVs, because it's foremost a Mercedes-Benz.
Created not just as an alternative to gasoline, it's a roomy alternative to EV compromises seating up to 5 passengers, letting you enjoy up to 87 miles of range in the lap of stylish luxury.
Safety systems include such breakthroughs as ATTENTION ASSIST to help sense drowsy drivers, and PRE-SAFE to help prepare for an accident before it happens.
An optional radar-based regenerative braking system is an EV first.
When braking or coasting, a radar sensor watches traffic ahead and adapts brakes to recapture the optimal amount of energy.
Available luxuries let you tailor its stylish cabin even further, from hand-finished leather and wood, to driving assist that watches your blind spots or even parks the car hands-free.
You can charge your B-Class Electric Drive by plugging it in at home.
While you can use an ordinary 120-volt outlet, upgrading your garage to a 240-volt station can cut your charge time to just a few hours.
The B-Class Electric Drive whisks to 60mph in an impressive 8 seconds.
The advanced electric motor generates 177 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque (comparable to our best-selling sedan) starting at 0 rpm allowing for a 0-60 to 7.
So you get the full reward of its performance at any speed within this sleek yet space-efficient 5-door hatch.