Only Mercedes-Benz B-Class to Be Sold in US Is the EV Version
Mercedes-Benz doesn’t currently sell the B-Class, their practical MPV-esque hatchback, in the US, but when they will, it will only be the electric version, and in limited numbers. The information comes from Car and Driver, who spoke to Mercedes-Benz officials at the Paris Motor Show.
Aside from being the only B-Class to be sold Stateside, it is also the only EV sold by the German manufacturer, who apparently isn’t bringing any other electric car to the US for the foreseeable future. The B-Class Electric Drive was recently unveiled in Paris, and it features a 134 hp motor, which draws juice from a lithium-ion battery pack made by Tesla.
With a claimed range of 125 miles (200 km) it will have the best range of any other EV sold in the US, aside from the much more expensive Tesla Model S.