Find out when you will be able to get your hands on Mercedes' new all-electric car, inside.
Mercedes-Benz will put the A-Class E-Cell into production beginning later this year. The all-electric compact five-seater will be produced in an initial run of 500 units.
It uses an electric motor that delivers up to 95 horsepower (71 kW) and 290 Nm of torque. On average, the engine puts out 68 hp (50 kW), which lets it hit 62 mph in 14 seconds. It has a sluggish 0-37 mph time of 5.5 seconds. The car has an electronically-limited top speed of 93 mph.
With two lithium-ion batteries, the car has a range of just over 124 miles. The batteries need a full eight hours of 230-volt home outlet charging to have enough juice for about 60 miles. This time is cut in half when charging from a 400-volt public recharge point or a specialized wall-box.
The car's charging status can be monitored over the internet and on various smartphones. Other features on the car include pre-start climate control, a customized display unit, Mercedes' COMAND sat-nav and infotainment unit, and bi-xenon headlights.
The five-door will only be available as a leased model in European markets. Pricing has not yet been released.