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Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV to Arrive in the U.S. in 2014

A Mercedes-Benz source recently confirmed to the Automotive News that an electric version of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is going to be offered in the U.S.

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
A Mercedes-Benz source recently confirmed to the Automotive News that an electric version of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is going to be offered in the U.S. The EV version of the B-Class will get its electric motor and battery pack from Tesla Motors.

“We want to bring another battery-powered vehicle to the market,” a source at Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler AG, stated.
The B-Class EV is slated to arrive in 2014. A hybrid version of the B-Class has been postponed. “Zero-emission vehicles receive more favorable classifications and higher incentives than vehicles with a range extender,” the source said. “This is especially an issue in the U.S.”

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