What Are the Different Levels of Charging on an Electric or Hybrid Mercedes-Benz Vehicle?
Trading a gas pump for a plug is a wonderful thing. It’s far more convenient, takes less of your time, and saves you from breathing toxic fumes and smelling like gas for hours after fueling. Charging is a different experience than pumping gas and understanding the subtleties takes time. Potential EV owners might want to get a head start on the learning curve, and maybe save a bunch of money as a result. However, did you know that there are different levels of charging, depending on which energy supplier you are using? Take a look at them below.
Charging Levels of Mercedes-Benz EV and Hybrid Vehicles
You might have heard of three levels of charging electric vehicles: Level 1, Level 2 and DC fast charging. Here’s what they mean:An electric charging station for electric vehicles.
– Level 1 charging: This is charging that takes place on a typical electric outlet. All battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles come with a cord set that allows them to charge this way at home or out in public. All of our plug-in hybrid vehicles and the B 250e come with a cord set that is compatible with a typical home outlet.
– Level 2 charging: This involves a hard-wired, wall-mounted unit or a cord set that’s compatible with 240-volt outlets. Away from home, most public charging stations are also Level 2. Some are free, while others require a paid membership.
– DC Fast Charging: This is the fastest kind of charging currently available, with a growing number of stations available publicly. The amount of electricity they require makes them impractical for home use.
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