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Mercedes-Benz plans debut of electric sedan at Paris auto show

Mercedes-Benz plans debut of electric sedan at Paris auto show 1Mercedes-Benz will manufacture 500 battery-powered “E-Cell” version of its A-Class, but the vehicle debuting at the Paris auto show in October will likely not be available in the United States.Details of the new vehicle, including its production home in the Mercedes Rastatt plant in Stuttgart, Germany, were unveiled on the automotive blog of the New York Times, “The Nuts and Bolts of Whatever Moves You.”

Mercedes-Benz plans debut of electric sedan at Paris auto show 2

Blog author Jim Motavalli said the electric Mercedes will be available early in 2011.

According to a manufacturer spokesman, the E-Cell will have a range of 124 miles and produce 214 pound-feet of torque.

To read the complete article, visit: New York Times/Mercedes

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