Mercedes-Benz USA has launched Mercedes me Charge — a charging ecosystem of the EQS and other future electric mobility products.
The EQS is Mercedes-Benz’ new fully electric luxury vehicle, the company’s first of many EQ vehicles planned. The EQS launched in dealerships earlier this year. It has a range of up to 770 kilometers (478 miles) and an output of up to 516 horsepower. The EQS can be charged with up to 200 kW at DC fast charging stations in just 15 minutes or with a home charger connected to 240 volts AC.
Mercedes me Charge, enabled by ChargePoint, will simplify the process of finding, using and paying for charging sessions on all major networks in North America. Through a strategic partnership with ChargePoint, Mercedes me Charge enables access to a public network of almost 60,000 places to charge nationwide, including semi-public chargers at shopping malls, hotels and workplaces, which makes the Mercedes me Charge network the largest integrated charging network in the U.S.
In addition, through a collaboration with Electrify America, Mercedes me Charge enables complimentary 30-minute charging per session for the first two years from account activation and allows customers to simply “Plug & Charge” at all Electrify America DC fast chargers.
So, when a Mercedes driver creates a Mercedes me account and activates the Mercedes me Charge service, they gain access to all charging opportunities available without having to set up an account with each network or subscribe to additional services or carry charging cards. In addition, customers can access their Mercedes me account from the Mercedes me app.
Simplifying the process even more, the Electrify America Plug & Charge function allows drivers to enable charging via the vehicle’s MBUX media display, as well as the Mercedes me Charge or Mercedes me app.
As part of Mercedes’ commitment to curb CO2 emissions, the company is utilizing a proprietary Green Charging feature through Mercedes me Charge. The Green Charging feature ensures that an equivalent amount of electricity from renewable resources is fed into the grid for charging electric vehicles when a customer charges a car at a public charging station, creating more demand for renewable energy.
Mercedes-Benz USA is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.