Mercedes-Benz Electric car Plans

mercedes1Mercedes-Benz is best known for producing large luxuary cars, but lately the German automaker has been looking into smaller and more efficient vehicles.
That lineup is expected to increase over the next few years,as Mercedes -Benz is following the trend in developing cleaner and greener vehicles in a bid to offset the increasing costs associated with having a car on the road. 

Mercedes will expand its front-wheel drive models when a new platform, announced by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, debuts in 2018

The Mercedes  B-Class models sold in Europe and elsewhere will have an Electric Drive option, featuring a 100-kilowatt (134 horsepower) and 228 lb-ft electric motor, which Mercedes says should match the torque of a 3-litre petrol engine.

A 0-60 mph sprint of “considerably less than 10 seconds” is on the cards, as is a limited top speed of 100 mph. Range should be around 115 miles.

 Mercedes hasn’t revealed any estimates on the price yet, but with BMW’s i3 electric car price to be announced, competition has just become a little tougher for the B-Class.

The next front-drive Mercedes model will be the next-generation GLK crossover, debuting in September 2014. From 2018, a whole new front-drive platform will debut, with both a CLA-based convertible and a two-door roadster expected.