Where can I charge my Electric vehicle?

Charging an electric vehicle couldn’t be easier.

If you're wondering where to charge your Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle, there are various options available. Finding practical charging locations has been made convenient, whether it's at home or one of the accessible public charging stations. Our user-friendly charging solutions are designed to provide a hassle-free experience, regardless of your destination. Embark on your path towards a more sustainable future with ease.

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Convenient charging away from home

When you're out and about with your Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle, you can count on a network of readily available public charging locations. Whether you're exploring the city, on a road trip, or simply running errands, there is a widespread charging infrastructure that ensures you're never far from a charging station. Simply locate a nearby station using our user-friendly app or in-car navigation, plug in, and continue your day with peace of mind. We've taken the guesswork out of staying charged while you're on the move, so you can focus on the journey ahead.

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Charging on your terms

Experience the freedom and simplicity of charging your Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the comfort of your own home. With home charging options, you have the flexibility to power up on your own schedule. Charging at home is as effortless as plugging in your smartphone, letting your home's electrical grid take care of the rest. This ensures your vehicle is always ready to hit the road when you are, making home charging the ultimate in convenience.

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with trusted home charging solution providers Ohme and PodPoint to offer seamless and efficient charging solutions, further enhancing the convenience of powering up your electric vehicle at home.

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Power up while you work

Never worry about your Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle's battery running low during the workday. Workplace charging offers the convenience of charging your vehicle while you concentrate on your job. Simply plug in, and your electric vehicle will be steadily replenished as you go about your tasks. It's the perfect solution for those who value efficiency and eco-friendliness in their daily commute.

Plug in A plug-in hybrid combines a petrol or diesel engine with a larger battery that can be recharged at home or through public charging stations. It's like a stepping stone to fully electric vehicles, allowing you to drive on electric power while having an internal combustion engine as a backup.
Socketed Some fast chargers may also have tethered cables, but some will require you to plug in a cable to both the charge point and the car. These cables are untethered.
Tethered Both rapid and ultra-rapid chargers usually use tethered cables that are permanently connected to the charging unit, so you can’t remove them. Like a petrol or diesel pump, you take out the plug and attach it to your car to start charging.

How long does it take to charge an electric van?

Charging an EV can be anything between 30-60 minutes and 8-10 hours. How long it takes to charge your electric van depends on the van's battery size, how many
miles you do between charges, your charging behaviour and the power rating of the charger you're using. There are three main types of chargers:

Slow
8 - 10 hours Usually rated up to 3kW is mainly used to charge overnight at home or workplace. Takes 8-10 hours to fully charge. 
Fast
3 - 4 Hours Rated at either 7kW or 22kW and can usually be found in car parks, supermarkets, leisure centres. Takes 3-4 hours to fully charge. 
Rapid
30 - 60 minutes Typically rated from 43kW and found at motorway service stations, petrol stations, supermarkets. Takes 30-60 minutes to fully charge.

Full Charge

Let's focus on efficiently charging a Mercedes-Benz eCitan from 10% to 80% [1], using it as an example to understand the time it takes for this electric vehicle to reach a full charge, particularly when using a UK rapid charger. This way, you can plan your charging stops effectively and get back on the road swiftly for your next electric adventure.

Batterysize / Charge Power + Charge Time

75 kWh The Mercedes-Benz eCitan is equipped with a substantial 75 kWh battery, which contributes to an impressive range of 176 miles [2] on a full charge. This extended range offers greater flexibility for your journeys, ensuring you have ample mileage to reach your destination with ease.
50 kWh In the UK, rapid chargers, with a power rating of 50 kWh, are widely accessible, with over 8,772 chargers spread across more than 4,657 locations, ensuring convenient and efficient charging options for electric vehicle owners.
1h 5 Minutes The Mercedes-Benz eCitan can efficiently charge from 10% to 80% at one of these rapid charging locations in just 38 minutes, allowing you to get back on the road swiftly with a substantial battery boost.

Charging FAQ’s​

Hopefully, we’ve answered most if not all of your questions regarding electric charging. If not, please check our frequently 
asked questions below – and don’t hesitate to contact your local Bridgend Ford team if you require further assistance.

1. Why is the real electric range often less than specified?

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The electric range varies depending on individual driving behaviour, route profile and environmental factors. ECO Assist allows you to travel further on electric power by taking advantage of the recuperation and/or sailing function. Auxiliary functions such as seat heating or climate control also has an impact on the range.

2. What is the difference between AC and DC charging technology?

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The batteries of electrified vehicles can only be charged with direct current (DC). This can be found at IONITY charging stations across UK and Europe where the EQC has the ability to charge at 110kw. The home Wallbox charger, most public charging stations and “high-voltage sockets” all supply alternating current (AC). To make charging possible, EQ vehicles are equipped with an on-board charger – an AC/DC rectifier – to convert the alternating current into the required direct current. Charging capacities of between 2.3 kW and 11 kW are possible, depending on the on-board charger and the capacity of the charging cable (rather than the capacity of the charging station).

3. How environmentally friendly is it to drive an electric car?

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The environmental impact of your vehicle depends greatly on your driving and charging behaviour. The electricity with which you charge your vehicle also plays a significant role: i.e., is it actually being charged with “green” electricity or an electricity mix? As a rule, all public charging stations are supplied with green electricity and a green electricity contract for domestic users is often only a few clicks away. In support, we offer Mercedes-Benz green electricity – a service exclusively for Mercedes-Benz customers.

Disclaimer

[1] Charging times are subject to the power available at the location where the vehicle will be charged as well as factors such as temperature and cable type used.

[2] The stated figures were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process. They are "WLTP CO₂ values" pursuant to Article 2 No. 3 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. Fuel consumption figures have been calculated on this basis. Electrical consumption has been determined on the basis of Regulation (EC) No. 683/2008. The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models. The figures vary depending on the selected optional equipment.