This this is the charging info that Mercedes released about charging the EQS SUV.

American EQS SUV drivers will get two years of free charging with Electrify America through the Mercedes me Charge.

EQS 450+​
Rated voltage
On-board charger (standard/option)
AC charging time, three-phase 9.6kW)
DC charging capacity, max.
DC charging time at fast charging station2 (10-80%)
DC charging: max. range after
15 minutes3 (WLTP)

How electricity gets into the car
The new EQS SUV: the charging functions

Three charging programs are offered in the EQS SUV - Standard, Home and Work. In these, parameters such as departure time, air conditioning and maximum charge level can be preset. The Home and Work charging programs can be activated based on location. This means that they are switched on automatically as soon as the vehicle is parked at a charging point at the positions stored in the system. The user is informed about this in MBUX.

The EQS SUV also has these intelligent charging functions:

  • ECO Charging is a program for preserving the battery. Various measures reduce the battery load during charging and slow down the natural ageing process of the battery. For example, the maximum charging capacity is reduced, a charging limit of 80 percent is observed and charging is delayed based on the set departure time.
  • With the charging interruptions function, the customer can specify time periods during which the AC charging processes are paused. Electricity costs can be saved as a result, for example.
The charging components of the EQS SUV

A latest-generation charging system sits above the rear axle of the EQS SUV. It can be used to charge the battery via the public mains with single-phase or three-phase alternating current and an optional charging capacity of up to 9.6 kW. In addition, intelligent wallboxes from national partners are available to customers in the individual markets. Mercedes-Benz also offers an installation service for these wallboxes. This includes a pre-check of the installation conditions, a detailed consultation and of course the installation.

A DC fast charging system with a charging capacity of up to 200 kW is fitted on board for (fast) direct current charging. High charging currents can be maintained for a long time through temperature and charging management. Power for up to another 300 kilometers (WLTP) is recharged in just 15 minutes.

The actual charging time depends on the current vehicle parameters, the available infrastructure and the country-specific vehicle equipment. The charging socket is located at the rear right of the vehicle and is designed according to market requirements:

Europe and the United States will receive the CCS system (Combined Charging System), which allows charging with direct and alternating current via the same connection.

The vehicles intended for China (GB/T plug standard) will have a separate charging socket for DC charging like Japan (CHAdeMO standard). A twin charging socket is used here; it combines the separate AC and DC charging sockets under one charging flap.

With the new Plug & Charge function, Mercedes me Charge customers can charge the EQS SUV in a convenient manner.

Mercedes me Eco Coach: The personal trainer for environmentally friendly driving

The Eco Coach supports the use and optimization of the vehicle on the basis of real data by providing helpful tips and explanations on sustainable and resource-saving use with regard to individual driving, charging and parking activities. This effort is rewarded with points that can be redeemed for attractive prizes at a later date. In addition, exciting challenges can be completed to raise the score further. The Eco Coach is integrated into the displays in the EQS SUV.

Largest integrated charging network
The new EQS SUV: Mercedes me Charge1

Since 2021, Mercedes-Benz has ensured a subsequent offset with green electricity when customers use Mercedes me Charge to charge their cars in Europe and the U.S. markets. High-quality guarantees of origin ensure that as much green power from renewable energies is fed into the grid as is withdrawn via Mercedes me Charge. In the first two years after the purchase of an EQS SUV, there is no basic charge for Mercedes me Charge and thus for Green Charging for customers. Another advantage is the Electrify America DC Fast Charging network with two years of unlimited 30-minute sessions via Mercedes me Charge from activation of the service free of charge. The Plug & Charge function makes charging the model particularly convenient.

Mercedes me Charge is one of the largest charging networks worldwide: it currently comprises around 700,000 AC and DC charging points worldwide, of which more than 60,000 are in U.S. Among them are Electrify America’s fast charging stations, which will continue to be expanded over the years as Electrify America aims to add 10,000 new charge points by 2025.

All U.S. EQS customers can use the Electrify America fast charging network via Mercedes me Charge for two year from activation of the service free of charge.

For the first time, with the single sign-up function an EV driver can access almost all charging stations in North America. Once an EQS driver creates their Mercedes me account and activates their Mercedes me Charge service, they automatically gain access to all charging opportunities available to them, without having to setup an account with each network, subscribe to additional services or carry various charging cards –all enabled by ChargePoint. To further simplify the charging process, Mercedes-EQ provides step-by-step solutions for customers, from route planning to finding a station along your route or in your area, down to using and paying for charging. Customers can utilize the Mercedes me App, now with EV-specific functions in conjunction with Mercedes me Charge, such as a filter option that helps refine search results according to availability, access method and level of charge provided. Availability forecast allows the customer to plan their route accordingly with an intelligent system that is able to identify how busy a particular charging point will be in real-time, or even in advance of the trip.

Plug & Charge - simpler and more convenient charging

Across the entire Electrify America DC fast charger network customers will benefit from the Mercedes me Charge function Plug & Charge, the EQS SUV can be charged even more conveniently: when the charging cable is plugged in, the charging process starts automatically; no further authentication by the customer is required. The vehicle and the charging station communicate directly via the charging cable. Mercedes-Benz continues to work steadily on the rollout of Plug & Charge to further charging stations.

Mercedes me Charge customers continue to benefit from the integrated payment function with automatic payment. The customer chooses the preferred payment method only once. Every charging process is then automatically debited – including abroad. The individual charging processes are clearly listed in a monthly invoice.

Whether a charging station is Plug & Charge-enabled can be seen by viewing the charging station details on the display of the EQS SUV and the Mercedes me App. It is also possible to search for specific suitable charging stations. Plug & Charge is the fourth way to access charging points, alongside enablement via MBUX on the vehicle's media display, the Mercedes me Connect App and the Mercedes me Charge card.

Mercedes me Connect App: easy to use on smartphone and tablet

The Mercedes me Connect App offers many useful functions. These include a filtering option that allows the charging points to be sorted according to criteria such as availability or charging capacity. How busy the respective charging station is expected to be during the course of the day is determined and displayed on the basis of a probability calculation. The "Navigation with Electric Intelligence" function suggests intelligent charging stops, calculates the total journey time and provides an estimate of the charging costs incurred in advance. For details, see the separate chapter.

Mercedes me Eco Coach: your personal trainer for more environmentally conscious driving

The Eco Coach supports the use of the EQS SUV on the basis of real data. It provides helpful tips and explanations on the sustainable and resource-saving use of the vehicle based on the individual driving, charging and parking activities. The Eco Coach is integrated into the display in the EQS SUV.