B-Class Electric Drive awarded environmental certificate.
Convincing life-cycle assessment.
Mercedes-Benz analyses the environmental compatibility of its models throughout their entire life cycle – from production, through their long years of service, to recycling at the end of their lives. This analysis goes far beyond the legal requirements and was now rewarded since the electric-drive B-Class by Mercedes-Benz gained the environmental certificate in accordance with ISO standard TR 14062, documenting every detail of relevance for the environment. The high environmental compatibility of the Sports Tourer not only convinces the inspectors at the TÜV Süd technical inspection authority.
Lots of space – but none for compromises.
“The fact that we are able to integrate the electric motor and batteries into a perfectly 'normal' B-Class does not only mean that we can assemble the Electric Drive alongside the other B-Class vehicles on one production line, but almost more importantly means that our customers do not have to make any compromises at all in terms of spaciousness,
safety or comfort”, explained Professor Dr Herbert Kohler, Chief Environmental Officer at Daimler AG. “The B-Class Electric Drive is an important milestone along our journey towards emission-free driving.”
Over its entire life cycle, comprising production, use over 160,000 kilometres and recycling, the B-Class Electric Drive produces emissions of CO₂ that are 24 percent (7.2 tonnes – EU electricity mix) or 64 percent (19 tonnes – hydroelectricity) lower than those of the B 180 – despite the higher emissions generated during the production process. This is due primarily to the exceptional efficiency of the electric motor, which gives rise to significant advantages during the use phase. One key factor here is its ingenious energy management system: the optional radar-based regenerative braking system, for example, ensures the optimal recuperation of braking energy back into the battery. This further enhances the efficiency of the drive system and enables even greater ranges.