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Re: Official Mercedes B-class EV thread

Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:33 am

First year review from an owner (who also picked up a LEAF as their 2nd car) ...

I'm sure the extra weight and more boxy shape reduces its efficiency, but would be really concerned how the B-class EV would do during our winters here in the Midwest if 'regular' use will only get you in the high 2 miles/kWh range unless it has a better/more efficient heater and is less susceptible to extreme cold

https://cleantechnica.com/2015/11/02/mercedes-b-class-electric-drive-one-year-later-cleantechnica-exclusive/

On another note ... loved the graphic they added to their LEAF, this would be really rare in the Midwest; the industry is offering more options but still cost offset against our utility rates (ours is fixed at 6.9 cents/kWh; regardless of time of day, etc.) is hard to justify at this point.

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Re: Official Mercedes B-class EV thread

Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:49 am

Range at about 65mph indicated (100km / 62mph actual ground speed) on dry, hard surface level road with no wind or cabin climate control with new condition battery at 70F, battery capacity is "useable" amount, not advertised amount. Ranges are at maximum available charge and EPA rating is the maximum published.


BMW
i3 - 4.7 miles per kWh (213 wattHours per mile) * 18.8kWh = 89 miles (the "REx" version has less electric range)


VW
eGolf - 4.1 miles per kWh (244 wattHours per mile) * 24kWh = 100 miles


GM / Chevrolet
2014 Spark EV - 5 miles per kWh (200 wattHours per mile) * 19kWh = 95miles / EPA 82

2015 Spark EV - 5 miles per kWh (200 wattHours per mile) * 18kWh = 89 miles / EPA 82


Nissan
LEAF - 4 miles per kWh (250 wattHours per mile) * 21.3kWh = 85.2 miles / EPA 84


Daimler / Mercedes
B-Class ED - 3.6*** miles per kWh (278 wattHours per mile) * 31.5kWh = 113 miles / EPA 87
*** Mercedes consumption meter is calibrated so that 3.6 miles per kWh will show 3.0 on the dash. The correction factor is 83.7%, or 1.2


Toyota
Rav4 EV - 3.4 miles per kWh (295 wattHours per mile) * 41.8kWh = 142 miles / EPA 113


Kia
Soul EV - 4 miles per kWh (250 wattHours per mile) * 27kWh = 108 miles / EPA 93

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Re: Official Mercedes B-class EV thread

Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:35 pm

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/merc ... -of-juice/ says
Production of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will be phased out in the third quarter of 2017, Automotive News reports, citing confirmation from a Mercedes-Benz spokesman. Instead of keeping with the B-Class hatchback, Mercedes will focus on its upcoming EQ lineup of electric vehicles.

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