Mercedes-Benz Electric FAQs

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Are you considering the switch to a Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle? The Mercedes-Benz Electric family offers a range of impressive models, and our team at Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North is here to guide you through the available options. As first-time EV owners, many of our valued customers have essential questions. To streamline your shopping experience, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

Are there incentives and tax credits for EVs?

The federal government provides the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit, which can reduce your tax liability in the year of purchase. Additionally, you may qualify for state-level credits, rebates, and other incentives.

Can you use a standard power outlet for at-home charging?

Yes, you can charge your Mercedes-Benz Electric car or SUV at home using a standard 110-volt household electrical outlet. However, many customers prefer the convenience of a faster charging experience with a 240-volt power outlet, similar to your clothes dryer’s power outlet. If desired, an electrician can professionally install an upgraded 240-volt wall unit.

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

While you no longer need to pay for gasoline, charging your electric vehicle comes with a cost. Based on an average mileage of 15,000 miles per year, the average vehicle consumes approximately $1,400 in gas annually. However, gas prices fluctuate, making budgeting challenging. In comparison, electricity in the U.S. costs around 12 cents per kilowatt-hour and remains relatively stable. Charging your EV will increase your electricity bill by only around $540 per year for the same mileage.

Do combustion engines and electric motors perform differently?

Electric motors offer immediate torque, resulting in faster acceleration. You’ll also notice a smoother driving experience as there is no shaking from gear shifts or engine idling. Electric motors operate silently, providing a quieter driving experience compared to combustion engines.

When should you replace your EV’s battery?

Mercedes-Benz Electric vehicles come equipped with long-lasting lithium-ion batteries that provide reliable performance. The battery will usually not require replacement during the average ownership period.

At Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North, we want you to feel confident about your electric vehicle purchase. Contact our sales office today for answers to any further questions and schedule a test drive to experience our Mercedes-Benz Electric models firsthand.