Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to unveil a new concept with a fully electric powertrain.

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to unveil a new concept with a fully electric powertrain.

In an interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes-Benz's development boss Thomas Weber admitted the Daimler-owned marque is working on a concept for an electric vehicle which will be introduced "soon." He went on to specify the vehicle in question will have a maximum range of 400 to 500 km (248 to 310 miles) and its underpinnings will be part of a flexible platform which will be implemented in other future EVs.

Little else is known about the mysterious vehicle right now, but Weber has described it as an "intelligent concept" which will preview a "highly attractive electric vehicle." The quoted range represents a massive hike compared to the B-Class Electric Drive which on paper does up to 200 km (124 miles) and we won't be too surprised if the production car will be positioned as a Tesla Model S or X rival.

It will be interesting to see whether by "soon" Weber meant the electric concept will be shown at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show due in less than two weeks.

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