Mercedes-Benz All Electric: Charging Options

 

 

Charging doesn’t have to be complicated.

There are multiple charging options for you to charge your Mercedes-Benz: All Electric vehicle at home or on the go.
There are 3 levels that have different charging speeds that you can utilize.

EQS Sedan at home plugged into a Level 2 Charger.

Charging at Home


AC Level 1 (120 volts)

  • 1-5 miles of range per hour
  • 60-80 hours of charging required

Using a common, standard three-pronged 120V household outlet is the easiest and simplest way to charge your vehicle. This does not require any installation of additional equipment. However, due to its slow charging speeds, this level is not recommended for regular charging of your vehicle.

AC Level 2 (Recommended) – (240 volts)

  • 12-30 miles of range per hour
  • 12-20 hours of charging required

A Level 2 charger is not included with the standard purchase of a Mercedes-Benz: All Electric vehicle. Mercedes Benz recommends installing the Mercedes-Benz Home wallbox for faster, convenient, and safe charging. Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Qmerit to provide you with free estimates and arrange installation with one of their certified technicians. This level of charging can charge your battery overnight so you’re ready to start your day.

Charging on the Go


DC Level 3 – DC Fast Charge (200 kW/480v)

Charging capability dependent on:

  • How many kW the charger can deliver
  • Car level of charge (slows above 80%)
  • Temperature (battery and ambient)
  • Vehicle max charging speed:
    • EQB: up to 100 kW
    • EQE: up to 170 kW
    • EQS: up to 200 kW

Level 3 DC fast charging is the fastest charging and is almost exclusive to public charging stations. The stations range widely as far as charging speeds with many stations running at around 50 kW, while the newest stations now are often rated for 150 kW-350 kW. Charging at this level can replenish the battery from 10% to 80% in as little as 30 minutes at the max charging rate.

With Mercedes Benz’s partnership with Electrify America, new owners can get free and unlimited 30-minute charging sessions for the first two years from activation at any of Electrify America’s charging stations.

 

AC Level 2

This level is also available in public charging stations.

Blue EQS SUV plugged into an Electrify America charging station

Incentives and Rebates for EV Charging


According to BriteSwitch, more than 70% of US households may qualify for an available rebate, incentive, grant or tax credit for installing an EV charger. Theses rebates, incentives, grants, or tax credits can come from a local municipality, county, state, electric utility, or various government agencies. Use the EV Charger Rebate Finder that BriteSwitch has created to see what incentives may apply to your project.

You can be eligible for a rebate when you purchase and install an EV Charger. Click below to see what incentives you qualify for in your area.

 

Mercedes-me Charge


Closeup of Screen of a Map of Available Charging Stations

Closeup of Person Using Mercedes me Charge RFID card

Mercedes me Charge is the official charging network of Mercedes-Benz: All Electric, integrating multiple different charging networks including ChargePoint, Electrify America, and EVgo into one network, giving you access to nearly 60,000 public charging stations nationwide. This currently makes it the largest charging network in the United States. You can effortlessly plan trips as well as locate, use, and activate charging sessions. Filtering options such as charging speed and type are included, combined with the ability to forecast the availability of charging stations are available to further assist in your journey.

It is integrated directly into the Mercedes me Connect app on your phone or can be found through the MBUX navigation interface in your vehicle. Mercedes-Benz owners will have 2 years of access at no cost.

Mercedes me Charge also includes the Plug & Charge function, making it easier to charge your vehicle at suitable public charging stations: charging starts as soon as the charging cable is plugged in: no further authentication from you is required. Your vehicle and the charging station communicate directly via the charging cable. Information about a charging station’s compatibility with Plug & Charge is available on the navigation map and in the Mercedes Me App.

The Mercedes me Charge RFID card is included with every Mercedes-Benz: All Electric vehicle for convenient charging. The RFID card can be used at ChargePoint and EVgo charging stations, while Electrify America are primarily accessed through Plug and Charge. The headunit in your vehicle can be also used to initiate charging for all three.

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