Electric Vehicle Frequently Asked Questions

Nowadays, more automakers are investing in electric vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz. With more EVs comes more questions about Mercedes-Benz home charging options, the Mercedes Benz EQB federal tax credit, Mercedes-Benz EV costs, and more. Below, we answer some of the top EV questions and hopefully dispel any misconceptions you might have. When you’re ready, call us at (855) 474-0585 or reach out online to schedule a test drive.

 

 

How Much Does a New Mercedes-Benz EV Cost?

This depends entirely on your choice. With multiple selections, your Mercedes-Benz electric car can range from around $50,000 to over $100,000 for some EV trim levels.

The Basics About Mercedes-Benz Electric Vehicles

Is an EV The Same Thing as a Hybrid?

No. An electric car relies entirely on battery power to transport you and your passengers around Merced. In contrast, a hybrid vehicle uses a combination of electricity and gasoline to power its combustion engine.

How Long Do Electric Vehicles Last? 

Electric cars nowadays can last as long on the road as traditional gas-powered vehicles. Whether you plan to lease or buy, the full bumper-to-bumper warranty applies. You also have the benefit of an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty.

What Happens if There’s a Power Outage and I Can’t Charge My EV?

If you live around Modesto or Stockton and you have a blackout, you won’t be able to recharge your EV. Always be prepared by reserving the electric car’s battery and have options like a portable solar generator to connect your Level 1 charging cable. You can also bring your EV to a Level 3 charging station that’s outside the area of the power outage to charge your vehicle.

EV Charging Questions

What Are the Different Levels of EV Charging?

Charging options for an electric vehicle can be broken down into three categories: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. 

Level 1 chargers are essentially the Mercedes-Benz free charging options; they’re portable and come with the electric car you select. Level 2 chargers are what many EV choose to have installed in their homes for more convenient charging. Level 3 chargers are the fastest EV chargers on the market and can add miles to your charge in minutes. These chargers are found at public charging stations. If you’re looking for public EV charging stations, we have a piece showcasing their locations around California. 

How Long Does It Take to Charge an EV?

While Level 1 is the Mercedes-Benz free chargers provided by the dealership, these take the longest, often up to 10 hours to fully power your vehicle. Level 2, also known as Mercedes-Benz home charging stations, takes between 1 and 3 hours. Level 3 chargers are the fastest, charging your vehicle in only 30 minutes.

EV Financial Incentives and Tax Credits

How Do EV Tax Credits Work?

We often get this question concerning specific Mercedes-Benz EVs, including about the Mercedes-Benz EQB federal tax credit by a few interested Modesto buyers. Be aware that there are multiple EV tax credits, both at the federal and state levels, that you can consider.

Do I Apply for the Latest Federal Tax Credits for All-Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles?

This credit applies to all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, yet specific credit amounts are available on the Department of Energy’s website. Any electric and plug-in vehicles that are purchased after 2010 are eligible for this federal tax credit of up to $7,500, according to the US Department of Energy. 

Experience the Newest Mercedes-Benz Electric Vehicles Around Modesto With Mercedes-Benz of Modesto

Now that you know about the Mercedes-Benz EQB federal tax credit and more, Mercedes-Benz of Modesto is here to be your premier EV dealership in the Stanislaus area. Explore our current vehicle specials and see if you can find your preferred electric car configuration. Experience the benefits of electric vehicles around Modesto with Mercedes-Benz of Modesto!

 

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