Main rival for BMW’s Hybrid at Frankfurt: Mercedes BlueZERO E-Cell
Mercedes first showed the BlueZERO E-Cell Plus Concept at the beginning of the year at the Detroit Motor Show. And now, as things move on, they are revealing it as a pre-production model.
The BlueZERO E-Cell is actually based on the existing A Class / B Class platform, which is interesting in itself. Why? Well, the sandwich construction of the A/B Class lends itself perfectly to battery storage for the BlueZERO E-Cell Plus, but this whole platform is due to be dumped when the next generation A/B Class arrives, as it’s considered too expensive to continue. But it looks like it’s going to live on as the BlueZERO E-Cell Plus.