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Mercedes-Benz reveals the drive system of the SLS AMG E-CELL

Mercedes-Benz’s SLS AMG E-Cell project will be powered by this electric drivetrain system. The automaker has recently presented this drivetrain, which benefits from its Formula 1 experience, especially with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). The E-Cell’s electric powertrain started development in 2010 and is being jointly produced by AMG (Merc’s performance arm) and Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, Northamptonshire.

This system consists of four electric motors positioned near the wheels that offer a peak power output of 392kW (equivalent to 526bhp) and 649lb ft of torque. Its four motors rev to a maximum of 12,000rpm. The SLS E-Cell, which features gullwing doors, could sprint from a standstill to 62mph in 4.0sec while the conventionally powered SLS AMG can get to this speed in 3.8sec.

The motors are placed near the wheels instead of in the wheel hubs so that the unsprung masses would be reduced. The four electric motors and the transmissions are positioned very low down in the vehicle to have a low center of gravity and so that weight distribution would be balanced. Charging the 400-volt battery, which consists of 12 modules of 72 lithium-ion polymer cells, is done via targeted recuperation during braking while the car is running.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell production starts at Rastatt plant

As you may know already, earlier this week Mercedes-Benz introduced the A-Class E-Cell, a new electric vehicle which will be produced in a limited edition of just 500 units. As a result, Mercedes-Benz started production of this car at the Rastatt site, Germany. If you don’t know it already, we will tell you that the car is powered by an electric motor capable to deliver 70 KW (95 hp) and an impressive 290 Nm of torque.

It has a total range of more than 200 km (NEDC) or 124 miles. Comparing it to the standard version, the A-Class E-Cell received only minor adjustments such as new consoles for fixing the lithium-ion batteries. Only the assembly and commissioning of the innovative lithium-ion batteries is made at a separate station.

Integrating the A-Class E-CELL in the production phase was never a complicated exercise. During production, workers only needed to fix the lithium-ion batteries to the A-Class body using consoles. The batteries are produced at a different station, and then taken to the A-class production line.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL: official details, photos and specs

After introducing the B-Class F-CELL fuel-cell car, Mercedes-Benz revealed today the new A-Class E-CELL, its second electric car built in series-production conditions.

The new car which will be produced in a limited run of 500 units, will be built at Rastatt from autumn 2010. As expected, it is powered by two high-efficiency lithium-ion batteries which provide a total range of over 124 miles (NEDC) or 200 km.

The batteries deliver a total output of 95 hp and a maximum torque of 290 Nm. It can accelerate from 0 to 37 mph (60 km/h) in just 5.5 seconds, while the sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) is made in 14 seconds.

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Leaked: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype

This is the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype a.k.a. the electric version of the SLS AMG Gullwing set to take on cars such as the Audi e-Tron. For those who though that the electric SLS will be less powerful than the gasoline version we have good news: they were right, but don't think it is a less powerful car as it develops and impressive 526 hp and 649-pound-feet of torque.

The petrol powered version of the SLS AMG delivers 571 hp and can spring from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds while the electric version can achieve the same speed in 4 seconds.

The new prototype is part of AMG's 2015 strategy, the goal to reduce the fuel consumption and emissions of the new models in the coming years while at the same time enhance the core brand value of performance.

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Car enthusiasts have long been waiting to learn the full details of the prototype electric version of the SLS AMG. Mercedes-Benz has recently revealed that the SLS AMG E-CELL, which is part of the AMG Performance 2015, is powered by four synchronous electric motors that provide an overall output of 392 kW (533 hp) and a torque of 880 Nm.

The use of these motors results to the improvement of fuel consumption and the decrease in CO2 emissions. To reduce unsprung masses and to use one transmission per axle, the 12,000 rpm motors are placed close to the wheels instead of in the wheel hubs.

The supercar can sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4 seconds flat, faster by 0.2s over the time recorded by the 571hp combustion engine version of the vehicle. Mercedes believes that drivers will especially like the vehicles' instant torque originating from the electric units, as well as by the "intelligent and permanent" four wheel drive system.

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Details of Mercedes-Benz's electric version of the Vito van have just been released. This van is practically the first vehicle in its class to get ex factory battery-electric drive.

Mercedes said that the production of a test fleet of 100 units has already started, with 2,000 more units to be built in 2011. The vehicle has an operating range of 130 km and a payload of around 900 kg, depending on equipment specifications.

Powering it is a permanent synchronous electric motor with an output of 60 kW (peak output of 70 kW) and 280 Nm of torque. A single-speed transmission developed for the Vito distributes the power to the wheels.

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Mercedes-Benz is all set to embrace the electric car trend with its unveiling of the BlueZero E-cell Plus concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The third in a series of BlueZero concept cars, the Plus rides on a modified version of the existing A-class platform. The Plus features a range-extender petrol/electric powertrain like the Vauxhall Ampera's.

As in the first BlueZero E-cell concept shown in Detroit in January, the Plus uses the A-class' sandwich floor to house an 18kWh lithium ion battery pack. In addition, the Plus has a 50kW (67bhp) petrol engine.

Taking Smart's cue, the three-cylinder unit is also rear-mounted in the E-cell Plus. It is mated to a generator to provide energy for an electric motor, the sole drive for the front wheels.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz presents the BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS electric car
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