There are thousands of electric car charging stations all across America, and more are popping up every day. But if you’re unsure what’s near you, head to www.chargepoint.com. Here you can see all of the charging stations in your area and plan possible trips to see where you can recharge along the way.
Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles provide the option of an emergency-use charging cable that plugs right into any normal wall outlet. This is known as “Level 1” charging. However, we recommend installing a Level 2 charger where you park your Mercedes-Benz. A “Level 2” charger uses a 240V outlet, and charges significantly faster.
Every electric vehicle is different, and in most cases, a 240-volt level 2 wallbox adds 15-30 miles per hour spent charging.
Safety is our Number One priority at Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz EQ vehicles are designed to mitigate any risks with electrified components, and include specific parts that keep the battery cool and disable it in the event of a severe accident.
The common myth is that electric vehicles can only go a short distance. What’s important to remember is that the typical driver covers about 29 miles per day, and with a home wallbox, your Mercedes-Benz EQ is always fully charged and ready to go. To get a better picture of where your electric vehicle can take you, head to ChargePoint’s website to see where chargers are near you, and along the way.
Yes. In fact, they perform even better in areas like torque and acceleration. Because the drive system is electric as opposed to mechanical, the reaction is instant, without the lag of a typical gas engine. At the same time, electric vehicles are quieter and smoother for a more pleasant driving experience.
All vehicles with an EQ badge have an electric or semi-electric powertrain. EQ vehicles are fully electric, with no gas component whatsoever, whereas vehicles with EQ Power are hybrids, featuring an electric motor alongside a traditional internal combustion engine. Vehicles with EQ Power+ are high-performance hybrids from Mercedes-AMG that use electric technology for enhanced all-around performance.