Tesla Competitor Is About To Hit The Market

According to reports, Mercedes-Benz has introduced the Concept CLA Class EV, an electric vehicle that is near to production and boasts a very long range and quick charging through an 800-volt design.

Mercedes-Benz will also release a wagon-style and two SUVs based on the same modular architecture as their first four-door sedan. The CLA Class was first shown as a concept car at the IAA Mobility auto show in Munich, but by the end of 2024, it will be available as a production electric vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz’s “electric first” Modular Architecture (MMA) was developed for their introductory CLA Class models.

The Concept CLA Class has a WLPT range of 400 miles and an outstanding efficiency of approximately 150 MPGe. Additionally, in only 15 minutes, a driver’s range may increase by almost 200 miles.

The electric CLA production model is planned to have Level 3 automatic driving. Although it won’t be accessible at first, the EV will be equipped with all the necessary sensors to make it possible via over-the-air (OTA) upgrades in the future. In the following months, we will learn more about the battery capacity, the final charging and range stats, and the price tag. If Mercedes is right, the CLA might compete well against Tesla’s electric vehicles.

There will be a choice between two distinct lithium-ion batteries.

The more expensive variant, which undoubtedly realizes the concept’s extended range, has anodes with silicon-oxide composition to boost energy density. A lower kWh rating and shorter range are to be expected from the lithium-iron-phosphate battery used in the base model.

At 185 inches, it has a wide stance and 21-inch wheels. The design features are the sharply undercut shark snout and soda bottle shaping.

More information about the actual CLA production vehicles will be released in the next few months.

Will there be versions powered by gas engines? And the most important question is, how much will these vehicles cost?