8) Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive
Mercedes-Benz engineered their first all-electric vehicles in 1906, which makes them pioneers in the field, with over a hundred years of head start. Employing decades of practical experience and feedback, they didn’t make the B250e look like something from a science fiction movie.
In its aerodynamic sculpting and athletic stance the car looks just like any other Mercedes-Benz on the road. Except for the iconic front grille, it blends with other cars perfectly. The B-series electric is also roomy, versatile and generously outfitted.
The car’s electric drivetrain is tucked away under the cabin floor and the short hood to maximize interior space. The energy module and high-capacity battery are spread-out under the floor for a lower center of gravity. This gives the car a nimble, sporty and stable handling.
The versatility of folding rear seats and a wide-opening hatch are other welcome features, as are the multifunction steering wheel and power adjustable front seats. US retail prices start at $39,900.