Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” was light on tech, not counting a weird sketch about aliens at a Match.com event (really? Match.com?). But we did get this fun commercial starring guest host Julia Louis-Dreyfus, introducing the Mercedes AA:
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The all-electric car, Louis-Dreyfus tells us, is powered by 9,648 AA batteries (not included) and reaches a top speed of 52 miles per hour. The explanation of how to replace those batteries is easily the highlight of what could have been a 10-second gag.
And in case you’re curious: According to some dubious battery-buying websites, AA batteries bought in bulk can go for around 25 to 35 cents apiece. Only $3,376 to refill your tank!
$35,000 for a Tesla sounds like a good deal by comparison. Mercedes, you might want to rethink this one.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.