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Share and share alike: Tesla to build 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV

Tesla Motors will supply electric motors and batteries to corporate cousin Mercedes for this compact electric vehicle.
Tesla Motors will be farming out its electric vehicle (EV) technology in the coming years. The company is building Toyota RAV4 EVs, and will soon begin a similar project for Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes wants to a bring an electric version of its B-Class compact to the United States in 2014. Automotive News reports that Tesla will supply the car’s electric motors and battery pack. Mercedes did not comment on the report.
Details on the B-Class EV’s performance are few, as there is still much development work to be done. The B-Class itself is a tall-roofed, five-door hatchback based on Mercedes’ new MFA platform. The MFA platform will support several front-wheel drive Benzes, including the CLA “four-door coupe” previewed by the Concept Style Coupe concept car.
Mercedes calls the current B-Class a “Compact Sports Tourer,” a smaller version of the R-Class “Grand Sports Tourer.” Powered by a selection of small four-cylinder engines, the car has been on sale overseas since 2005. Mercedes hasn’t seen fit to bring it to the U.S. until know, since fuel economy is trumping snobbery over driven wheels, size, and pretentious names like “Sports Tourer.”

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