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Forget Tesla, SNL has come up with the ultimate electric car

Published Apr 18th, 2016 1:12PM EDT
SNL Mercedes AA Battery Commercial
Image: Tesla

When it comes to electric vehicles, Tesla’s new Model 3 is the talk of the town. The company convinced thousands of customers to purchase the Model 3 even before it was announced, with preorders reaching impressive numbers far above anything the company was expecting. But that doesn’t mean Tesla’s vision of an electric car is the only one you should be aware of. In fact, Saturday Night Live came up with an amazing electric car concept of its own, the Mercedes AA, which is powered entirely by AA batteries.

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The hilarious commercial stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who does a great job explaining the features of this amazing Mercedes AA class. The fully electric luxury sedan is powered by 9,648 AA batteries and requires no plugs or charging stations.

It’s a zero-emission car that offers you lifetime drivetrain warranty and all the luxury add-ons you’d expect from a Mercedes. It’s even got a smart computer that will tell you when a battery is about to expire so you can find it and manually change it. Of course, there’s also a very nifty automatic battery discharge feature built into this Mercedes AA.

You won’t like the top speed – 52 mph – but at least you know it’s safe. Check out the full commercial below to see exactly the kind of electric car the folks at SNL have dreamt up.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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