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Tesla: Mercedes A-Class EV

Discussion in 'Future Cars' started by dpeilow, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. tdelta1000

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    That stated in a video created by the group that design the touch screen software "Roundarch".

    Round Arch Video
     
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    Auto Express claims this is the new A-Class

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    I wonder if the new platform has the same sandwich floor construction as the current car? The impression I get from the text is that it won't. In which case, will it be the current or next one that gets the Tesla treatment?
     
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    If this is that new A-Class, I think MB has a winner on their hands. I think this should have been the Tesla Motors car for the masses. Darn it!:frown:
     
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    I personally prefer the Model S over that. Of course that is my opinion and to each his own right?

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    The Mercedes A-class and the Tesla Model S are in entirely different classes, and very different price points. A more apt comparison might be the more affordable car that Tesla might offer after the Model S.

    Anyway, it looks a lot like the C230 hatchback, but I bet once we get a rear three quarter shot it'll look a lot more like the rest of the A-class. Meaning not so aggressive after all.
     
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    Hey,

    Shark2k...I too have my money on the Model S but the image of the A-Class looks nice.
     
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    Mercedes-Benz to Produce 500 E-Cell A-Class Electric Cars

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    November 6, 2009, I started a thread based on seeing a this vehicle at Tesla.

    "While walking by Tesla's Bing Street headquarter's today, I saw a small silver 4 door Mercedes hatchback with Tesla license plates."

    I thought before posting, "Would anyone believe me, if I didn't have a photo?". I saw what I saw, so I posted anyway.

    Doug and TEG made gracious replies, but I didn't have a picture, so I wondered if I was believed. For the next week, I walked by Tesla with my camera, so I could post a picture, but never saw the car again. Thank goodness, the news is out.
     
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    Kinda sad when presented that way. Like a puppy no one wants to adopt...
     
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    Just got this:

     
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    Mercedes with Tesla batteries to debut in Paris

     
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    Don't worry, we believed you. Link to that thread here. I got some vaguely confirming "no comment" statements from Tesla at the time. Seems you got the vehicle wrong, though.
     
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    Not the Benz A-Class I was expecting... But I do hope it is a success for Tesla Motors.
     
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    First test drive (video is just a walk around)

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/cars-transportation/mercedes-electric-a-class-460910

    He says it's fun. Not the same thing I would say for about my drives of the Volt, Think, or LEAF (mule). Good for Tesla to know how th make an EV that capitalizes on the benefits of electric powertrains.

    I have heard rumblings that Tesla's version of the Smart car is much better that the one that will come out without Tesla's refinements.

    Tesla doesn't just "get it" they drive it!
     
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    Mercedes A-Class E-cell

     
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    Sad to say the performance numbers make it sound like another castrated Smart ED. At least the top speed is reasonable. They aren't particularly optimistic about the battery life. Hard to tell if Daimler is making an honest effort here.

    The two packs sound interesting. I wonder how they compare to those in that RAV4 EV conversion.
     
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    Yeah and the lease is what, $1100 a month? For four years.

    Anyone would think MB want to price this out of the market.
     
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    Plus Daimler saying the pack's life expectancy is only 4-years/60,000-miles isn't doing EVs any favor. I thought I remember reading here on the forum that the Roadster ESS had a expected life span of 7 years/100,000 mi back at the beginning of 2009.

    That's pretty good for a first-(recent?)-generation EV battery pack. Nearly two years later it's probably improved, even if only slightly.
     

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