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Mercedes B 250 e - best tax-free cars

Mercedes B 250 e

Our pick: Electric Art Executive 5dr AutoCO2: 0g/kmList price: £27,965

The facelifted B-Class was the first mainstream Mercedes with a full EV drivetrain. Producing 179bhp, some clever engineering allowed Mercedes to switch out the conventional fuel tank for a battery pack without eating excessively into the cabin and boot space. Co-developed with Tesla, the claimed range is 124 miles, meaning that the electric B-Class can cope with the majority of journeys provided charging points are available during stops.

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Other specs to bear in mind include the top speed, which comes in just shy of the magic 100mph mark, and a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds. Safe to say it isn’t Merc’s fastest vehicle, then.

The interior is all you expect from a Mercedes, with plush leather and hi-tech kit, while the car drives like a regular B-Class. If you do go for a non-EV version, you can pay up to £200 in year one, plus the annual rate.

The UK's best tax-free cars

  1. 1. BMW i3
  2. 2. Nissan Leaf
  3. 3. Renault ZOE
  4. 4. Hyundai Ioniq
  5. 5. Volkswagen e-Golf
  6. 6. Volkswagen e-up!
  7. 7. Smart ForTwo electric
  8. 8. Mercedes B 250 e
  9. 9. Kia Soul EV
  10. 10. Nissan e-NV200


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