As well as using the domestic power supply, e.g. at a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox, convenient and uncomplicated charging is possible during the journey, too. Thanks to Mercedes me Charge, Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid customers have optional access to one of the world's most extensive charging networks. Finding a station and making payment becomes child's play. That's because the MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) assists the driver in finding charging stations. The MBUX system understands natural speech, allowing the driver to start a search simply by saying "Hey Mercedes, find charging stations nearby".
The attractiveness of electric vehicles is closely linked to the availability of suitable charging options. Whether at home using a wallbox, while shopping, at work or super-fast on the motorway: the options for supplying electric vehicles with energy are highly varied.
The majority of charging will take place at home. With a wallbox, this is not just convenient, but also considerably faster than from a domestic wall socket, because the wallbox allows charging with up to 22 kW. The new third-generation plug-in hybrids from Mercedes-Benz, for example, can take a charging rate of 7.4 kW. This means that such a vehicle can be charged up to four times faster with a wallbox than when charging from a domestic wall socket.
Mercedes me Charge helps with charging en route
Via Mercedes me Charge, drivers of a plug-in hybrid model with the latest infotainment generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) can optionally obtain access to one of the world's largest charging networks, with over 300 different operators of public charging stations in Europe alone (municipalities, car parks, motorways, shopping centres, etc.). Thanks to navigation, Mercedes-Benz customers can find these stations easily and can gain convenient access to the charging stations via the Mercedes me Charge card, the Mercedes me App or directly from the car. No separate contracts are necessary for this: apart from simple authentication, customers benefit from an integrated payment function with simple billing after they have registered their payment method once. Each charging procedure is booked automatically. The individual charging processes are clearly listed in a monthly invoice.