Safety, performance, and technology with an all-electric twist.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles have always excelled in those three areas, and electric drivetrains give us the opportunity to advance our capabilities even further. From quicker acceleration to elevated ride comfort, the benefits of electric power are immediate, but our vision doesn’t stop there. Technology “under the hood” is matched by technology in the driver’s seat. Improved battery power is matched by improved design. Mercedes-EQ vehicles are built to appeal to your intelligence and your emotions.
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 the ChargePoint website. 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.
Every electric vehicle is different. For example, the EQS can go from 10% to 80% in just 31 minutes using a DC fast charging unit (maximum 200kW), and chances are, you will never have to go from empty to full to get where you need to go. In most cases, people charge at home and at work, when their car is parked and they’re busy doing other things.
All Mercedes-EQ vehicles undergo rigorous safety testing, just like their gas-powered counterparts. They are tested in extreme heat and cold, are extensively crash-tested, and are built with inherent safety measures to minimize risk in the event of a collision.
The common myth is that electric vehicles can only go a short distance. What’s important to remember is that you can typically do all your daily driving (and more) on just one charge. But if you do want to road trip, Mercedes-EQ has partnered with Electrify America for two years of complimentary 30-minute charging sessions. Electrify America has a nationwide network of more than 2,600 DC Fast Chargers and are expanding more as time goes on. To get a better idea, try planning a trip using the trip planner on the Electrify America website.
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.