Mercedes-Benz announced the suspension of the supply of the electric model Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive in the third quarter of 2017. For more than three years, the car has acquired only 3,651 customers.
The B-class car with the German-made Mercedes-Benz internal combustion engine, which has already become a bestseller abroad, has been significantly modified by the electric drive system. The electric car weighing 1750 kg is equipped with an advanced electric motor with a peak power of 177 hp. And 340 Nm of torque. The electric motor provides the ability to accelerate the model B-class Electric Drive from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds, and also guarantees the development of speeds up to 160 km / h.
In addition to bad sales, there is another reason for the suspension of car supplies. The Germans will reconstruct their plant in Rastatt in Germany, where the next generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class is planned.
Another reason for this decision is the restructuring of the production line for the preparation of serial production of A-class cars. The company strives to increase production capacity to maximize the production line.
It is reported however that the company Mercedes-Benz until the middle of the next decade will be released at least 10 fully electric cars.