Based on the average cost of electricity in the US, a person driving an average of about 15,000 miles per year would only spend $540 on charging it. If the same person had a car fueled by diesel or gas, he would easily pay more than $2,000 per year for the same distance driven. Now, such cars can have identical and at times even better specs than traditional vehicles but if you want luxury and performance, then your best bet would be a Mercedes electric car. Even if you had a hybrid, you'd still spend much more to run it than you would if you had an electric.

Product FAQ

1. What Is an Electric Car?

2. What Does an Electric Car Do?

3. How Does an Electric Car Work?

4. Where Can You Buy One?

5. Is It Worth the Money?

How We Reviewed

We put to the test various models but finally decided to go with the five ones you'll discover later on. Each car was assigned a score based on its fuel consumption, price, performance, and comfort. The top five earned a place in our list. Keep in mind that even though modern electric cars can have the same specs as traditional fuel-powered vehicles some models will provide far better results than others. This is heavily affected by the price. Choose accordingly to your needs.

Overall Price Range of This Product (and Similar Products)

More money doesn't mean more power. This is what you'll notice when looking for through the Mercedes electric car lineup that will be released until 2022. Each model features fairly different specifications regarding performance, comfort, price, etc. That being said, the least expensive car in this list retails for $40,000. 

What We Reviewed

  • Mercedes-Benz B250e
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
  • Mercedes-Benz EQA
  • Mercedes-Benz EQB
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS

Features

This is the only B-Class electric model available in the US which is the reason that many consumers decided to purchase it while holding back due to their fear of it being inefficient but they were wrong. In fact, the B250e set a standard for the EV car industry and went head to head with brands like Tesla, BMW, Hyundai, and various others. But what does this car actually wear under the hood?

Starting off with the engine, that one part that counts the most in a car, the B250e sports a 177 horsepower engine (132kW electric motor) with a torque of 251 and is powered by a 28kWh battery. This will last you for an 87-mile trip while the time required for the battery to charge is about 4 hours on a 240v/40A current. To put that into perspective, with a full charge you could start from New York City and drive all the way to Philadelphia. Regarding speed, this model can go from 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds while the maximum speed is electronically limited to 100mph.

Having tested the car we noted that the braking distance from 70-0mph is 188ft. Keep in mind that electric cars have quicker "response" times as everything is operated digitally. This means that both the acceleration and braking times will most likely be better when dealing with a Mercedes electric car than a normal vehicle.

Moving on to some general specifications, the B250e is a five-passenger 4-door hatchback car with a front motor and front wheel drive featuring a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The dimensions are 171.5in in length, 71.3in in width, and 62.6in in height.

Following are some of our own impressions; due to its dimensions and design, entering and exiting the car is extremely easy. The driving cabin provides great visibility on all sides. Overall the car feels good when driving, the braking response is amazing and the acceleration is fairly good considering 6.8 seconds to go from 0-60mph is a fairly shorter time than the average of EV cars. The only thing we didn't like was that the rear seats don't fall all the way back so carrying lots of luggage is almost impossible. Combine that with the maximum 87 miles driving distance and you get a car that on the one hand is excellent for driving around the city but unsuitable for long road trips.

PROS

  • Quick acceleration
  • Great comfort
  • Excellent brake system

CONS

  • Small maximum driving distance
  • Unsuitable for long trips
  • Rear seats don't fall all the way back

Price

Where to Buy

Warranty

$$$

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Features

Back in 2016 buying a Mercedes electric car was something unforeseen but when the company announced the EQC many jaws dropped. Even though the final version hasn't been released we do however have some estimate information we can provide.

Starting off with the engine as always, the EQC features a 402hp (300kWh) combined output. "Combined output"? Yes, you read that right. The EQC operates on not just one but two asynchronous motors which are powered by an 80kWh battery which will last for around 279 miles. Combine that with the 0-60mph time of 4.9s (5.1s according to early tests) and you get one hell of a high-end car. Looks like Mercedes decided it's time to become the leader of EVs. This time the top speed is electronically limited to 112mph. Regarding torque, all we know is that the peak torque is 564 lb-ft but we have yet to see that. Judging by the acceleration time though, we believe it to be true.

Moving on to the interior, Mercedes characterizes the EQC as a "Pioneer of a new electro-look" and we can clearly see why. The whole cabin is flooded with electronic gadgets and switches, ranging from the big screen located at the middle of the dashboard all the way to the Hi-Fi inspired accents and LED lighting. Last but not least, the dimensions of the car are as such. The length is 187.4in, the width is 74.2in (82.5in with mirrors), and the height is 63.9in. By what we've seen we can say one thing only. This may as well be the best Mercedes electric car ever created!

PROS

  • Dual asynchronous electric motors
  • Large maximum driving distance
  • Premium interior design

CONS

  • Some people may think that the interior is too much
  • The battery requires a big energy output to charge quickly

Price

Where to Buy

Warranty

The price hasn't been announced yet

Amazon

Not known yet

Mercedes-Benz EQA-2

Features

2020. This is the year the EQA will most likely be released but even now, two years prior to that we have the specifications of the working prototype. Before we dive into details we'd like to state that by its looks alone this will be the most futuristic Mercedes electric car to be created in this decade as the whole exterior seems so smooth with slick lines all of which are lit by LED strips, not to mention the front grill where the brand's iconic logo is located. Truly beautiful! 

From what was released to the public, we know that the EQA will feature 268hp (200kW) electric motor with a torque of 369 lb-ft. As for performance, the vehicle can go from 0-60mph in just 5s and has a top speed of 124mph which is insanely high for an electric car. The maximum driving distance will most likely be around 215 miles while the battery's capacity is 60kWh. Even though the interior is still being designed, we do know that the car will be able to fit 5 people. Regarding dimensions, the length is 168.7in, the width is 71.2in, and the height is 56.2in.

PROS

  • High performance
  • Big maximum driving distance
  • Futuristic design

CONS

  • The exterior may not be appraised by everyone
  • A dual electric motor would be more efficient for high speeds

Price

Where to Buy

Warranty

eqb

Features

Recently spotted in Germany, the car inspired by the new series of the B-Class and EQC crossover, the EQB will most likely go on sale in 2021. That being said, some basic specifications are already known to the public. First things first even though we currently don't know how many versions of this car will be released we do know that there will be at least one seven-seater version so we are most likely talking about a family car.

 Moving on to the specs, due to its size and power requirements, the EQB will most likely feature dual electric motors but the horsepower and torque have still to be found. The mile range is expected to be around 250 or a minimum of 220-230 as we are talking about a family car after all. The basic versions will probably have a 60kWh battery which would be enhanced in the more expensive models.

 However, from what we've seen regarding the interior design, the EQB will be the most luxurious Mercedes electric car, family-style, of the EQ series as the main driving cabin will feature dual displays, one main and another screen located right behind the wheel which will indicate the state of the car and provide real-time driving feedback. Even the wheel looks different than what we've seen by Mercedes in the past. Probably both of the front two rows will feature various electronic gadgets and sophisticated add-ons. 

PROS

  • Dual electric motors
  • Suitable for families
  • Filled with gadgets

CONS

  • Many specifications are still unknown
  • Some parents won't appreciate the abundance of technology

Price

Where to Buy

Warranty

Hasn't been announced yet but expect a minimum of $55,000 for the base model

Not known yet

EQC

Features

We already know that Mercedes will have a lineup of at least 10 electric cars by 2022 but judging by some captured spy shots of the EQC we are probably dealing about the very first fully electric Sedan model of the company. Almost nothing is known regarding this model but we strongly believe that it will be powered by electric motors located near both the front and rear axles as this will be a long heavy car. The maximum driving distance will be at least 250 miles while the maximum speed will most likely be around the 110-120mph mark as the photos suggest that this is a lower-profile car than the others we've seen in the EQ series. The price and warranty information are still unknown.

PROS

  • Big maximum driving distance
  • Will most likely feature multiple electric motors

CONS

  • Unless fast charging is implemented such a big car will take hours to charge
  • Price and warranty still unknown

Price

Where to Buy

Warranty

The price hasn't been announced yet

Not known yet

Not known yet

The Verdict - Which Is the Best Mercedes Electric Car?

Honestly, this depends on what someone would want from his daily driver. Trying to go for the best all-rounder we'd probably pick the EQA as it packs a lot of power in a compact unique and appealing design while the price is very reasonable compared to any other Mercedes electric car in this list.

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