Wednesday 16th April 2014
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The first Mercedes B-Class ED fully electric vehicle has rolled off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz production plant at Rastaff, Germany. The B-Class ED will be available in Germany in the next few weeks but will not be available in the UK until early next year (2015). It will be available in the US next month at some point. The B-Class ED is expected to rival the BMW i3 and is the first fully electric vehicle to bear the Mercedes name. This vehicle is very spacious in both the passenger area and the boot and is one of the areas where it holds an advantage over the i3. The B-Class ED comes fitted with a 132kw electric motor and is capable of 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds. It weighs in at 1,750kg and it is claimed that you can get 125 miles out of a full battery. Bearing this in mind, you usually have to take off 15-20 miles in a real world situation which would still give you around 110 miles when fully charged. There has not been any official price revealed for the vehicle but it is expected to cost around the same sort of price as the BMW i3, which begins at £25,680 to give you an idea. What do you think of the new Mercedes B-Class ED? Do you think it can genuinely rival the BMW i3? Let us know what you think in our comments box below. Have a look at the video below for a quick look at the new Mercedes B-Class fully electric vehicle:

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