Initial concept versions of the B-Class Electric Drive were developed under the Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO project using batteries from Li-tec and a drivetrain from Tesla, but Mercedes switched to using a drivetrain developed by Mercedes itself soon after. The Electric Drive was previewed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the 2013 New York International Auto Show, and the 2013 IAA International Motor Show 2013. Production for retail customers began in April 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Rastatt factory. In May 2014, Mercedes announced the B-Class Electric Drive will be available in Germany and the UK in the first quarter of 2015. In November, Mercedes-Benz announced pricing for Germany and started accepting orders.
The concept has an electric motor rated 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) and 310 N?m (229 lb?ft), 36 kWh lithium-ion battery from Tesla Motors. The vehicle has a driving range of 200 km (124 mi) with a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). The battery can be charged at any standard domestic 230 V power outlet or 400 V rapid charging terminal.
Pricing in the U.S. starts at US$41,450 before any applicable tax credits and other government incentives. In 2015, over 1900 electric B-class were sold in the US. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under its five-cycle testing, rated the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive with an all-electric range of 87 mi (140 km). The energy consumption was rated at 40 kWh/100 miles for combined city/highway driving, corresponding to a fuel economy of 84 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent – MPGe – (2.8 L/100 km; 101 mpg imp). The rating for city driving is 85 mpg-e (2.8 L/100 km; 102 mpg imp), and 83 mpg-e (2.8 L/100 km; 100 mpg imp) for highway. bugatti wallpapers, supercars, volvo wallpapers, Mercedes B Class wallpapers, aston martin wallpapers
(Toyota Yaris)Fourth generation (XP210; 2020?present)
The fourth generation Yaris hatchback for the Japanese and European markets had been seen testing in July 2019 at the N?rburgring circuit in Germany. It was unveiled simultaneously on 16 October 2019 in Japan and Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is based on the TNGA-B platform. Its development was led by chief engineer Yasunori Suezawa and chief hybrid engineer Takashi Uehara. It is scheduled to go on sale in Japan starting on 10 February 2020, while the petrol 4WD model is scheduled to go on sale starting in April 2020. Trim levels for the Japanese market are X, G and Z.
In Japan, a sharp drop in sales prompted Toyota to rebrand the Vitz as Yaris in order to expand its middle-aged customer base. Toyota Yaris wallpapers#Dodge #mclaren #MazdaRX8 #nissan #AudiRS3