Mercedes Reveal All Electric A-Class

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To add to Mercedes current all-electric family comes the introduction of the A-Class E-Cell. It will be the third in the range supported by the Smart and the B-Class F-Cell. Although not meant for large numbers of production, the E-Cell will take the majority of it’s design from the current A-Class.

Obviously using a current model as a base car, Mercedes were able to save on the massive development costs of such a vehicle. With an initial production set for 500 units, these E-cells will be packed off for leasing across the Netherlands, France and of course Germany.

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Power comes from two lithium ion batteries that in turn power the electric motor to 95 hp and a respectable 290 Nm of torque. With figures like that the E-Cell can reach 60 km/hr in just 5.5 seconds and top 150 km/hr, pretty impressive for an electric car. With a range of 200 km and normal car performance, styling and refinements, is this the step forward in electric transportation that will make us all consider taking the plunge.

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