If “Saturday Night Live” is to be believed, Mercedes will soon debut a luxury sedan that runs on AA batteries. The humorous show revealed the car in a recent parody advertisement, touting its zero-emission credentials and noting that it will run on more than 9,000 separate AA batteries that need frequent replacement.
The parody ad, which starred former “Seinfeld” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, shows a C-Class that’s been renamed the “AA” — a reference to the batteries that power it. The engine has been totally replaced by thousands of AA batteries, while Louis-Dreyfus announces that the roomy trunk is a great place to store batteries you aren’t using. Louis-Dreyfus also shows off several other important features of the car, including a system that removes all the batteries at once.
But Seriously Folks…
While the idea of a car that runs on AA batteries is indeed ridiculous, Mercedes-Benz does offer a fully electric model in the United States: the brand’s B250e electric hatchback, also known as the B-Class Electric Drive. The brand also offers a plug-in hybrid C-Class (C350e), GLE-Class (GLE550e) and S-Class (S550e).
The 2-minute spot debuted last weekend on “Saturday Night Live” and ends with Louis-Dreyfus climbing out of the car and announcing: “Batteries not included.”