Mercedes is developing a modular platform for electric vehicles

January 8, 2015 at 00:56

Mercedes-Benz is in the early stages of work on developing a new platform for electric vehicles.
Named Ecoluxe, the platform is a part of an ambitious project valued at $ 2 billion of euro, which is supposedly going to endorse the guidance of the German company. The new architecture, according to the bosses of the company should compensate the weight of the battery, so the efforts of engineers will focus on the development of lightweight modular chassis with a universal (short and long) wheelbase. Currently Ecoluxe provides four style stands, although the term may be added to other embodiments.

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class pics

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class image

German magazine Auto Bild reports that all cars built on this architecture will be presented in the posterior and all-wheel drive configuration. It is believed that the first yet unnamed model will get a power plant of 544 horsepower in standard form S or 603 horse powers in the model GT. Battery high capacity, located under the passenger compartment, the vehicle should provide a maximum range of 450 km trip.

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class pics

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class picture

As expected, the first model, built on the platform Ecoluxe will appear on the market in the 2019-2020 year.

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