Q: How does an EV work?
A: Electric vehicles work by plugging into a charging point, and taking electricity from the grid. The electricity is stored in the battery, which powers the motor, turning the wheels!
Q: What is the range of electric vehicles?
A: The Mercedes-EQ lineup is capable of 250-350 miles of range!
Q: How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
A: Level 1- Up To 72 Hours, Level 2- Up to 12 Hours, Level 3 Rapid charging- 31 Minutes
Q: Can I install a home charger for my electric vehicle?
A: Yes, as long as you have a driveway, garage, or somewhere else to store your car, you can install an electric vehicle charger. We recommend the Chargepoint Homeflex for at home charging!
Q: How do I find charging stations for my vehicle?
A: All Mercedes-EQ models include charging stations programmed into the navigation! If you are not using your vehicle’s navigation, using Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, or any navigation app will show you charging stations when you search “Chargepoint” or “Charging Station”!
Our Huntington located dealership also has multiple charging stations for all kinds of electric vehicles!
Q: Are electric vehicles better for the environment?
A: Yes, electric vehicles create less emissions than gasoline powered vehicles! This causes fewer greenhouse gasses and air pollutants to be released into the environment.
Q: What is the lifespan of an EV battery?
A: Mercedes-EQ batteries are expected to last 10-20 years!
Q: How often do I need to maintain my electric vehicle?
A: Mercedes-EQ vehicles require maintenance every two years, or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first! A tire rotation is recommended every 10,000 miles.
Q: Can my EV be used for long road trips?
A: The Mercedes-EQ electric vehicles are great for road trips because you can set a threshold for the navigation system to guide you to a charging point!
With 350 miles of range in the EQS 450+ Sedan, road trips are a breeze!
Q: What is regenerative braking in an EV?
A: Regenerative braking captures otherwise wasted kinetic energy and heat that would have been lost, and uses it to recharge the battery. This increases efficiency!
Q: Are EVs just as safe as gasoline vehicles?
A: Electric vehicles must meet the same safety standards as conventional vehicles. They are just as safe, if not safer due to their lower center of gravity!
Q: How do electric vehicles compare, in terms of acceleration and speed?
A: Mercedes-EQ electric vehicles accelerate much faster due to the fact that they have no transmission, and create instant power from electric motors!