Mercedes-BenzB-Class Electric Drive (2015) electric chargers
28 kWh battery
Vehicle type Battery Electric Vehicle
Connector type 2
Range 95 miles of electric driving
Charge speed 28 miles per hour
Fancy one of the face-lifted Mercedes B class models, but in a pure electric version? Try the B-Class Electric Drive! Mercedes has subtly raised the floor at the back, making space underneath for the lithium ion battery pack on the EV (and gas tanks for the natural gas-powered version). This means boot space is plentiful (500 litres of it) and for those looking for practicality, the optional fold-down front seat allows long items to be slotted in. We applaud the three driving settings, including Economy Plus which brings the motor’s output down to 83bhp and top speed to 68mph; but switch through Economy to Sport and you get the full 179bhp on tap – though the economy modes can be cancelled if required by kicking down.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive compatible chargers
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Charging Time
Charging your Mercedes B- Class Electric Drive at home with a standard three pin plug (2.3kW) will take around 14 hours 30 mins.
Using a dedicated 7.4kW home fast charging point can reduce this time to as little as 4 hours 30mins.
Take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs charge your Mercedes B- Class Electric Drive overnight and drive away fully charged every morning.
A 7.4kW home fast charging point provides up to 21 miles RPH (Range Per Hour).
* Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Charging Cost
School run, commute to the office? You can drive up to 95 miles purely on low-cost electric power.
A full home charge on a Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive costs around £2.80.
Did you know?
A typical overnight electricity rate is around 10p per kWh.