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Having had an EQC for last 4 months and a pod point homecharger installed, I find myself incredibly frustrated that Mercedes EQC does NOT support scheduled/timed charging. This is very disappointing as a number of other EV makers e.g. Audi e-tron, Nissan Leaf, etc. Have this feature built in. I have written to Mercedes but have had no reply. Does anyone have any ideas on this please?
 

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Welcome to the forum @RichardEQC.
Would you consider going with a different charger? I heard ChargePoint Home has a scheduling feature that could resolve this issue.
Aside from this, how are you liking your EQC?
 

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Having had an EQC for last 4 months and a pod point homecharger installed, I find myself incredibly frustrated that Mercedes EQC does NOT support scheduled/timed charging. This is very disappointing as a number of other EV makers e.g. Audi e-tron, Nissan Leaf, etc. Have this feature built in. I have written to Mercedes but have had no reply. Does anyone have any ideas on this please?
Hey @RichardEQC. It's nuts that Mercedes won't allow you to schedule charging. It seems so short sighted. Unless Mercedes makes a change with the Mercedes Me app or with their chargers you might have to look at alternative chargers.
 

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Welcome to the forum @RichardEQC.
Would you consider going with a different charger? I heard ChargePoint Home has a scheduling feature that could resolve this issue.
Aside from this, how are you liking your EQC?
EQC is really great to drive but I’m not impressed by its build quality. The MBUK display completely stopped working yesterday and all I got was a black screen. Hence, it’s now gone into the Mercedes garage to have the display panel replaced. Disappointing for a new car that is only 4 months old!
 

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Having had an EQC for last 4 months and a pod point homecharger installed, I find myself incredibly frustrated that Mercedes EQC does NOT support scheduled/timed charging. This is very disappointing as a number of other EV makers e.g. Audi e-tron, Nissan Leaf, etc. Have this feature built in. I have written to Mercedes but have had no reply. Does anyone have any ideas on this please?
I had exactly the same question and the Mercedes support team answered me that due to some reliability problem they block this functionality and they don't plan to put it available anymore..
We are here speaking about a brand cleaming to be premium with premium price not being able to provide a basic functionality that any basic or mid range car company provide without trouble..
For those who choose this car for emissions reduction reason this prevents us to flat the curve of electricity consumption and for the other one it just increase the electricity bill (up to 30$ per month).
To keep it on a positive side, it's a good joke from this "premium" company.
Next time => Japan brand for me!
 

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Having had an EQC for last 4 months and a pod point homecharger installed, I find myself incredibly frustrated that Mercedes EQC does NOT support scheduled/timed charging. This is very disappointing as a number of other EV makers e.g. Audi e-tron, Nissan Leaf, etc. Have this feature built in. I have written to Mercedes but have had no reply. Does anyone have any ideas on this please?
Hello ... I have spent the last 2 months trying to figure this out.!!! I went for the BP Pulse free Home charger as it was a mercedes Benz Finance offer when I got the car.
BP Pulse are trying to fix it but on reading this thread I'm wasting my time ?
My elec is only 5p/KWh from 0030 - 0430 and I cant schedule. This is outrageous . All credible elect companies will offer cheaper pricing overnight to take pressure off the grid
This is BIG problem going forwards ??
I'd like a dialogue with someone a Mercedes any ideas or help please ?
 

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finally my scheduling charging problems have been resolved. My pod point home charger have released a software update that allows scheduled charging via the pod point app!!. So no more getting up at night to plug the car in...everything runs automatically now.
 

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finally my scheduling charging problems have been resolved. My pod point home charger have released a software update that allows scheduled charging via the pod point app!!. So no more getting up at night to plug the car in...everything runs automatically now.
Brilliant ! Thanks for letting me know, i’ll Keep on to BP charge master. They have the functionality in their app but the EQC doesn’t seem to recognise the schedule and just charges immediately.
 
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