Q: What models of electric vehicles does Mercedes-Benz offer?
A: Mercedes-Benz offers several electric models, including the EQS SUV, EQA compact SUV, EQB SUV and the EQS luxury sedan. There are also many hybrid models to choose from including saloon vehicles such as the A-Class and C-Class to the GLE SUV.
Q: What is the warranty on Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles?
A: The warranty for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles is the same as for their other vehicles, with a 4 year/50,000-mile limited warranty and an 8 year/100,000-mile battery warranty.
Q: How does the performance of a Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle compare to a petrol/diesel powered model?
A: Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles have instant torque and smooth acceleration, offering a similar driving experience to petrol and diesel powered models. The are also quieter and have lower maintenance costs.
Q: How much does a Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle cost?
A: The cost of a Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle varies depending on the model and features selected. The EQC starts at around £55,000 while the EQS starts at around £83,000.
Q: What are the rough costs of ownership for the different drive variants in comparable models?
A: You can expect significantly lower workshop costs when purchasing an EV. And depending on the electricity tariff, the lower "refuelling costs" should not be ignored when it comes to the decision to buy. In many countries you could also benefit from subsidies and tax incentives or exemption from access restrictions and congestion charges.
Q: Are additional maintenance costs associated with any parts of an electric drive system?
A: For all-electric drive systems, the opposite is true. They do not require engine oil and the drivetrain features very few moving parts. The battery is also very low maintenance, aside from regular charging of course.
Q: When is Mercedes-Benz going to introduce inductive (wireless) charging? Could I convert one of the current models to use this charging or would I need a new car for new charging technology?
A: Inductive charging of the battery is the next step on the way to the perfect electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle. Mercedes-Benz is currently trialling this 'unplugged' future technology with the S 500 e.
Q: How can I make sure no one unplugs my car overnight while it's parked outside?
A: The Mercedes-Benz Wallbox includes a charging cable lock, which works when the vehicle is locked. The charging cable is also locked on the vehicle side.