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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: B250e axed, next EV is 2020 EQC

The Mercedes-Benz B250e (previously the B-Class Electric Drive) will end production, and it won’t be replaced until the 2020 EQC SUV is launched in 2019.

Rob Moran from Mercedes-Benz USA told Automotive News Mercedes-Benz will stop production of the B-Class Electric Drive in Q3 2017.

Other B-Class gas and diesel models will remain in production, but these are not sold in the USA. So, the B-Class is officially being axed in the USA too.

The B-Class Electric was a toe in the water exercise, and built to meet California’s EV mandate. It had a powertrain from Tesla and a small 87mi (140km) range.

Mercedes-Benz will compete with Tesla’s Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt in 2019 when it launches the EQC SUV.

Source: Automotive News