Electric Mercedes A-Class E-Cell

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 16:08

The latest car to feature Mercedes Benz’ advanced E-Cell electric powertrain is the A-Class.

As a five-door five-seater hatchback, the A-Class is a very fine city car, versatile and practical, so it is a good candidate to receive the treatment as it spends most of its time in cities and is used for family use.

This E-Cell is nothing like the big one they put in the SLS E-Cell! It only generates 95 bhp and 250 Nm of torque, but that’s enough for its type and provides 125 miles of trouble and emission-free driving with every charge.

During the fist phase a total production run of 500 A-Class E-CELL cars will be built at Rastatt from autumn 2010. The vehicles will be leased to selected customers in several European countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands.


Mercedes A-Class E-Cell Specs:

Drive system Electric drive, lithium-ion battery
Continuous power rating (hp) 68
Peak power (boost) (hp) 95
Rated torque (Nm) 290
Maximum speed (mph) 93
Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (s) 14
Acceleration from 0 to 37 mph (s) 5,5
Charging time for 100 km range (NEDC) 8 h from domestic mains socket (230 V)3 h from wall-box / public charging point (400 V)
Range (miles) NEDC >124
Energy capacity of lithium-ion battery system (kWh) 36
Payload (kg)
*) As per EG directive, including driver (68 kg) and luggage (7 kg)
Luggage compartment volume (l) 435 – 1.370

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