Mercedes-Benz debuts AA battery-powered sedan (video)

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The ever-evolving electric car industry is ripe with impressive innovative. Tesla is leading the way with its industry-changing sports cars and Elon Musk’s imagination and bravado.

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The recently announced reservation plan for Tesla’s $35,000 new model, envisioned for delivery in late 2017, has nearly one-half million reservation deposits of $1,000 each.

The new Tesla, if delivered to the public at large, could change the automotive industry.

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Mercedes-Benz charges industry

The Toyota Prius family is the most successful “green” vehicle to date since its debut in the United States in 2000. But its plug-in electric option is far from a big seller. And the Nissan Leaf, a fully electric car, and the Chevy Volt, the plug-in electric hybrid, also have loyal followers on a small scale.

Juiia Louis-Dreyfus discusses the new Mercedes-Benz electric car.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus discusses the new Mercedes-Benz electric car.

And to combat the influence to Tesla, BMW and Porsche are among several premium brands vying for the electric car segment. It’s a race for prominence, particularly as new federal regulations for gas mileage averages loom on the not-to-distant horizon.

Still, the electric car industry has its detractors. And what better way to express those issues than with satire?

Saturday Night Live did just that recently with a commercial for a Mercedes-Benz electric car powered by AA batteries, a lot of AA batteries. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the comedic actress narrates the video.

It’s hilarious and must have even made die-hard advocates of the electric car industry chuckle.

According to Dreyfu, the AA Class Mercedes-Benz accelerates to a top speed of 52 mph.

Check out the video below:

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