At last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz displayed the B-Class E-Cell Plus, a range-extended concept electric car. In a little over ten weeks at the 2012 New York Auto Show, we’ll see it again -- but this time it will be a production version destined to go on sale exclusively in the U.S. Talking with the Automotive News at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes’ head of global sales Joachim Schmidt said the german automaker would introduce the range-extended B-Class as part of its 2013 lineup of compact cars. Based on the same platform as the 2012 Mercedes-Benz...
German Electric Car Battle: Audi A2 v BMW i3 v Benz B-Class E-Cell v VW Golf Blue eMotion
With the dust settling on press days at the Frankfurt Auto Show, we can take a breath, think about what we saw, and start to sort out our impressions. One very clear message: German carmakers are taking electric cars seriously. Finally. Both Audi and BMW unveiled electric-car concepts that are...John Voelcker
Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle
Mercedes will soon join General Motors and Fisker in offering an extended range electric vehicle. Shown as a concept in Frankfurt, the B-Class E-Cell Plus will see production in the near future.Kurt Ernst