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The future is electric and intelligent. And Mercedes-EQ is leading the way in electric automotive mobility. With every Plug-in Hybrid and all-electric model you can expect the ultimate in style and design, exceptional driving handling, innovative technology and maximum safety. EQ represents the two Mercedes-Benz core brand values of “emotion and intelligence” and comprises all significant aspects of customer-oriented electric mobility.
We appreciate there's a lot to consider when making the decision to switch to electric including range, charging and technology - and our expert team is here to assist you every step of the way. And remember Jardine Motors Group has partnered with Zoom EV to offer our Jardine Zoom EV Bundle to customers, containing a host of offers, discounted subscriptions and aftercare support to make the switch to electric as seamless as possible.
Read on to explore the Mercedes-Benz range and find out which kind of EQ is right for you.
Mercedes-Benz boasts an extensive range of PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) cars now available. Offering you the best of both worlds, you can drive all-electric in the city or use the economical combustion engine for longer trips.
With a combination of combustion engine and electric motor, a Plug-in Hybrid offers you flexibility and a dynamic control of how you want to drive and when. To use your electric drive, you simply plug your car into a source of electricity to charge, but if you run out of range you can easily switch to the combustion engine and recharge when it's next convenient for you. Another added benefit of PHEV is the responsiveness - the electric motor boosts the combustion engine when you accelerate for a more refined and instant drive.
EQ is our growing range of all-electric cars. Zero local emissions, an almost silent drive and impressive responsiveness creates an all-new driving experience for Mercedes-Benz.
Unlike petrol or diesel-powered engines, fully electric cars use electric motors powered by the electricity in their battery so you can drive CO2-free. The battery can then be re-charged in a number of different, convenient ways. To drive a full electric Mercedes-Benz is to drive with your finger on the pulse. The surge of pleasure you feel when your foot touches the pedal and the instant reaction of a car that thinks like a driver. The smoothness of the ride. It's the same luxury, safety and quality you expect from a Mercedes, with all the advantages of electric.
EV (Electric Vehicle) | ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) | REx (Range-extended EV) | HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) | FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle | EQ Boost (Self-Charging Mild Hybrid)
Whether you opt for an all-electric Mercedes-EQ or a Plug-in Hybrid from the Mercedes-Benz range, there are many reasons to make the switch and go electric. From cheaper running costs to less frequent servicing, Government grants and environmental impacts, there's a reason millions of customers are choosing to move away from combustion fuels.
Charging an Electric or Plug-in Hybrid vehicle can be significantly cheaper than fuelling a diesel or petrol car. As well as saving on fuel costs, you can also save on London Congestion Charge when driving around the city in all-electric mode. If you're a business customer, you can also benefit from lower Benefit in Kind (BIK) tax rates.
Charge your car just like you do your smartphone. Plugging your Electric or Plug-in Hybrid car into a home wall box is much more convenient than filling up at a fuel station. You can also benefit from the convenience of pre-setting the Climate Control in your car before you get in, with the Pre-Entry Climate Control function.
A GREENER LIFESTYLE
Opting for an Electric or Plug-in Hybrid means you'll be contributing to cleaner air quality by reducing your vehicle's CO2 emissions. Choose Electric for zero local emissions, or a Plug-in Hybrid for significantly reduced emissions.
Electric is a whole new way of driving, and very different to combustion engine driving. There's many things you can do to maximise the range you get from your vehicle, and a wealth of technology from Mercedes-EQ to make your journeys even more efficient.
Watch our EQC Mega Road Trip with Aidan Smith, Product Expert for a real-life long-range road test of our exceptional all-electric SUV.
Smart ideas - like recuperating energy when braking to increase range - are built-in to your electric Mercedes-Benz. By recovering kinetic energy from the wheel axles and converting it to an electric charge, you can help to recharge the battery on the go. Your electric Mercedes-Benz can recuperate up to 30% more energy through coasting or braking, which extends its range considerably.
You can greatly improve the range of your Electric Vehicle by adapting certain elements of your driving style. Driving smoothly with light acceleration, allowing brake regeneration to slow the car down and using the Eco driving modes can all help your battery perform at maximum efficiency.
Just like combustion fuel consumption, the 'real world' range of an EV is impacted by a variety of external factors including outside temperature, types of road, weather and systems like air conditioning. If your electric Mercedes is displaying full battery, but your range is not as expected, consider the environmental factors currently at play.
Smart batteries for smooth journeys
Mercedes-Benz has years of extensive expertise in high voltage battery technology and pioneering technologies. Mercedes batteries use lithium-ion technology, the most advanced and reliable battery for daily use in electric cars.
Jardine Motors Group has partnered with Zoom EV, the electric vehicle experts, to offer an EV Bundle which provides customers with access to the essential services they need to run their electric car and generate savings.
Customers purchasing any Electric or Plug-in Hybrid vehicle from Jardine Mercedes Benz will receive a complimentary 12-month Zoom EV bundle subscription*, including offers, discounted subscriptions and aftercare support - as well as 20% off pre-booked parking at Q-Park locations across the UK. Find out more below.
Download the EQ Ready app to find out.
With different types of electric cars and a broad range of models to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. With the EQ Ready app, drive as normal in your current car and the app will track your daily routes and analyse your driving behaviour so you can see whether an electric car would suit your lifestyle. It also shows you where to find your nearest charging stations and how much charge you would need for each journey.
Charging your EQ or Plug-in Hybrid is easier than you think! The average car spends 80% of its life parked at home, so during this time your electric vehicle can be doing something useful - charging. With an ever-expanding international network of public charging stations, you are never going to be short of somewhere to fill your battery... but for shorter journeys (95% of car journeys in the UK are under 25 miles) most will be covered by charging at home with a wall box. And with electricity around two-thirds cheaper than petrol or diesel, all your journeys, short or long, are going to be significantly cheaper than you're used to. Take a look at the different types of charging:
A Home Charger will usually run at around 7.2 kWh (where a typical 3-pin plug charger will slow charge at around 2.3 kWh), although this can vary. This is enough for most EV owners and handy for charging the battery overnight. Before investing in a Home Charger, it's important to research the best energy providers (ZOOM EV can help you do this).
Fast Chargers are the most commonly used, with fast charging rates ranging from 7 kWh to 22 kWh. Our EV and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles are supplied with a Public Charging Cable which you will need to use with the slow and fast public charging points around the UK. Many charging points around the country are currently free to use, so it always pays to do a little research before a longer journey.
Our Mercedes-EQ range can be rapidly charged (in as little as 30 minutes) at many Rapid Charge points across the UK, operating between 50 kWh to 270 kWh dependant on model. Mercedes me Charge gives you access to an extensive network of public charging stations across the country, simply register today. For rapid charging you will require a special Combined Charging System (CCS) connector.
For any questions or to find out any further information about EQ Power or EQ fully-electric Mercedes-Benz you can always contact your nearest dealership. Compare the cost of ownership between an Electric, Plug-in Hybrid and Combustion Mercedes-Benz with our online Cost Comparison Calculator below.
EQ Power (PHEV) Mercedes-Benz in the everyday world
The new Mercedes-Benz EQ Range
* The Jardine Zoom EV Bundle is supplied by Zoom EV (zoom-ev.com) and is a 12-month subscription valid from the date of purchase of your new battery electric vehicle. It can be renewed at the end of the 12-month period directly with Zoom EV (zoom-ev.com). Zoom EV will contact each customer ahead of the subscription renewal and each customer has the option to cancel if they do not want to renew. This free of charge offer when purchasing a new Mercedes-Benz or smart electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle is valid until 31/12/2021. Correct as of 01/09/2021.