Mercedes-Benz joins forces with BP Chargemaster for EQC owners
Owners of the Mercedes-Benz EQC all-electric model have more charging options, thanks to the carmaker’s new agreement with BP Chargemaster, the UK’s biggest charging network.
A standard free three-year subscription to Mercedes me Charge can be upgraded to give EQC drivers access to a Polar Plus membership from BP Chargemaster and a lower-cost electricity tariff.
The route-optimised navigation system in the EQC can calculate and direct drivers to the nearest chargers that are available to Mercedes me Charge customers, taking the current state of the vehicle’s charge into consideration in its calculations. Drivers can also use the vehicle’s voice-activated MBUX system to find chargers, as well as availability and pricing. The chargers can then be accessed using a Mercedes me Charge card, Mercedes me App or via the vehicle’s media display. Drivers can also use an integrated payment function, with billing managed through Mercedes me.
With the launch of our first EQ SUV, it was important to help consumers with public charging accessibility. With Mercedes me Charge, customers no longer need individual subscriptions to charging networks, and can now access many charge points via the vehicle or the Mercedes me app-Jason Allbutt, head of product management, Mercedes-Benz Cars UK
Jason Allbutt, head of product management at Mercedes-Benz Cars UK said: “With the launch of our first EQ SUV, it was important to help consumers with public charging accessibility. With Mercedes me Charge, customers no longer need individual subscriptions to charging networks, and can now access many charge points via the vehicle or the Mercedes me app.”
Matteo de Renzi, CEO of BP Chargemaster, added: “BP Chargemaster’s partnership with Mercedes-Benz means customers can charge their EQCs via convenient charging locations across the UK, and increasingly at ultra-fast speeds. We continue to support EV drivers with their charging needs at home, at work and on the road, with all electricity usage on our public charging network certified as 100 per cent renewable.”