Sorry America The MercedesBenz AClass ECELL is a Great Electric…

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Sorry America, The Mercedes-Benz E-CELL is a Great Electric Car

My test drive of the Mercedes-Benz E-CELL EV in Abu Dhabi: Too bad there are no for a US launch

On one end of the horseshoe-shaped ADNEC center in Abu Dhabi, the location of week’s World Future Summit. was my home for the week, and on the side of the horseshoe was the main entrance. Handy, huh? I could have walked the massive horseshoe from my to the conference, never even foot outdoors, what fun that have been? So on my trip cutting across the I happened to notice a large demonstration installation in the middle of parking lot. I made a note of the demonstration area and to return to take one of the EVs for a spin on the of Abu Dhabi.

As the official transport partner of 2011, Daimler was on hand to the company’s range of electric including the smart Fortwo Drive, the BlueZERO F-CELL, the F 800 Style and the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid.

level of participation allows the to demonstrate its globally unparalleled in sustainable mobility — be it the fortwo electric drive car, the SLS AMG E-CELL super car or the Vito E-CELL urban the automotive manufacturer said.

The A-Class E-CELL — a car which a engineer told me the company has no of releasing in the U.S. — was also for viewing. And thankfully it was also the car engineers recommended I take for a

With five doors, seats, the same luggage volume as in the internal combustion A-Class, and an impressive 155 mile km) range per charge, the A-Class meets all the requirements for an everyday car.

After powering-up the car and myself with the controls, we zipped out of the ADNEC parking lot and the gasoline-dominated streets of Abu Dhabi. I my companion from Daimler if he turn off the air conditioning so I could the drivetrain purr, he did, and I the motor to be about as quiet as any EV I experienced.

Traffic was pretty heavy and I really didn’t know I was going, I drove a relatively lap around the neighborhood, but as we neared the to ADNEC, my host asked me a chuckle whether I wanted to go (knowing full well I probably say yes).

On the next as if I had been driving it my whole I opened up the A-Class EV a little bit to see it could do — and I was not disappointed. a peak output of 70 kW (95 hp), a power rating of 50 kW (68 hp) and a high torque of 290 Nm, the A-Class E-CELL its own, easily passing when it needed to on the busy road.

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In the mild weather in which I the A-Class EV on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, the car probably get pretty near its 250 km But in the intense heat that the area for several months a the need for air conditioning would reduce battery performance not to mention the efficiency reduction by the temptation to punch the accelerator.

To with warmer ambient the A-Class E-CELL is equipped a special thermomanagement system keeps the 36-killowatt-hour Tesla-made pack cooled to operate an optimum temperature window. In high ambient temperature as would be the case most of the in Abu Dhabi, the battery cooling is boosted with the coolant of the air-conditioning system.

One of the most practical features on the E-CELL is that it can be either at public charging stations or into an ordinary (European) power socket.

Considering were only 500 A-Class made in the first production driving this car through the of Abu Dhabi was a pleasure. And even Daimler has no intention of releasing the in North America, something me we’ll see some iteration of top-notch EV on this side of the in the future.

Disclosure: My trip to Abu Dhabi was by Masdar .

All photos by Adrian at Mercedes-Benz-Blog

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