Mercedes-Benz gently dips toe into electric car market and the water is….


Many of the German manufactures just don’t get it…at least that’s what many Americans believe when it comes to electric cars.

Sure…the Germans certainly build some of the world’s best diesel and petroleum power vehicles, but they just don’t seem to get why we here in America are so crazy about hybrids and electric powered cars.

Mercedes-Benz has just announced that it is taking a small step into the world of electricity with this all-electric A-Class E-Cell electric vehicle that will go into production this fall.


But don’t get too excited.

Mercedes-Benz plans to build only 500 of the all electric cars and it says the cars will be, “will be leased to selected customers in several European countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands.”

In other words, we’re not all that sure about this electric car craze yet.

M-B says the subcompact E-cell car will go 125 miles on a single charge and is powered by a 95-horsepower electric motor which gets power from lithium-ion batteries.


At a time when Nissan is set to sell tens of thousand of all electric Leaf’s and GM is rolling out the Volt and Toyota has sold over one million Prius hybrids…it may seem to many like M-B is just starting to ponder if it should seriously consider electric car production.

And yes we know all about the all-electric AMG SLS, but like the Tesla Roadster this is not a car that will ever be produced in significant numbers to get M-B in the electric car game.

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