According to a recent report, Mercedes will offer the B-Class Electric Drive in the United States.

According to a recent report, Mercedes will offer the B-Class Electric Drive in the United States.

This had been expected, but Car & Driver says it will be the only B-Class sold in America. As one source explained, "We wanted a unique body style" for our electric vehicle. This sounds a tad peculiar, but the publication points out that hybrids and EVs tend to sell better when they're not sold alongside conventionally powered models.

As we have previously reported, the B-Class Electric Drive concept featured an electric motor that produced 136 PS (100 kW / 134 hp) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque. It enabled the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than ten seconds, hit a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph) and travel approximately 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge.

Mercedes B-Class headed to the U.S. exclusively as an EV - report