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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive – EPA Rated 87 Miles Of Range, 84 MPGe

News | July 10th, 2014 by 0
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The Tesla-powered Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive just received its EPA ratings: 85 MPGe City; 83 MPGe Highway and 84 MPGe Combined, putting it well behind …

The Tesla-powered Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive just received its EPA ratings: 85 MPGe City; 83 MPGe Highway and 84 MPGe Combined, putting it well behind that of the Nissan LEAF’s 114 MPGe, the BMW i3′s market-leading 124 MGPe and even the 89 MPGe of the Tesla Model S P85.

US EPA says the BMW i3 has a range of 81 miles with a combined MPGe of 124 (138 MPGe City, 111 MPGe Highway).

It is also important to point out that EPA doesn’t test the B-Class Electric Drive with the optional range package (range mode button, which allows for 100% charging). Therefore for this test, the Mercedes B-Class ED had several kWh of extra capacity (28 kWh usable with standard charge from 36 kWh battery pack) that adds weight to the vehicle.

Mercedes Benz B Class Electric Drive – EPA Rated 87 Miles Of Range, 84 MPGe

This added weight certainly hurts its MPGe figures, but the B-Class ED gets an additional 17 miles of range for 104 miles total.

The B-Class will go on sale this summer in the ten ZEV states, and then slowly start to expand to all fifty. Starting price for the car is $41,450 plus $925 for destination.

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