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From Mercedes-Benz of Portland

Welcome to your Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle information depot – created for you by the experts at Mercedes-Benz of Portland. Learn all about Mercedes-Benz EV charging, maintenance, features, and more!

Electric vehicles are here to stay but there are a few things you will want to know. This electric vehicle information depot will cover such topics as: the benefits of electric vehicles; the differences between gas, electric, and even hybrid vehicles; and how to maintain your new electric vehicle. We’ll cover these topics and more to keep Mercedes-Benz drivers up-to-date.

Portland Electric Vehicle Charging Guide

Portland and the Wilsonville area have always been at the forefront of the environmental movement as well as being an innovator. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’re seeing the number of electric vehicles and charging stations growing in our area. Mercedes-Benz of Portland can help you find out how much it costs to charge an electric vehicle in Portland, how long electric car batteries last, and what tax incentives EV drivers can get. Once you’ve seen how EV-friendly Portland can be, maybe it’ll be time to look at the Mercedes-Benz of Portland selection of new Mercedes-Benz fuel-efficient vehicles like the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS.

How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Vehicle in Portland? 

Portland and the surrounding area have nearly 1,000 public electric vehicle chargers at press time! Vancouver drivers shouldn’t have any problem finding a Porland EV charger without going out of their way. Over 400 of those chargers are in Portland city limits. Not only that, but many companies, apartment complexes, and stores have public fast-charging stations available for your usage. The Alternative Fuels Data Center can help you find the chargers most convenient to you, not just in Portland but anywhere in the U.S. 

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle in Portland when using one of the city’s public chargers? That depends entirely on the vendor of the charging station. Most vendors offer loyalty benefits, so consider subscribing to the vendors whose chargers you use the most. The brands include: 

  • Chargepoint 
  • Blink 
  • Sema Charge 
  • Tesla 
  • Volta 
  • OP Connect 
  • EV Connect 
  • Electrify America 
  • Greenlots 
  • EVgo 

Home Charger Options

When drivers think of installing a home charger, they might think they need to have a garage or driveway. That’s not necessarily true. Portland has been extremely friendly in making home curbside charging a possibility. Learn more about how to get a home charger without a garage or a driveway with the City of Portland transportation department

How Long Do Electric Car Batteries Last? 

EV charging ranges can vary. If you drive a 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB-Class, you can expect an EPA-estimated 227 to 250-mile range. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS-Class has an EPA-estimated 285 to 350-mile range. As for the life expectancy of your rechargeable Mercedes-Benz battery, you can expect to get 10-20 years before you require a battery replacement. Contact Mercedes-Benz of Portland to learn about the Mercedes-Benz 8-Year Battery Certificate that makes battery replacement easy. 

Let Mercedes-Benz of Portland Be Your EV Guide

If you’d like to learn more about Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles and what it’s like to own one, pay a visit to the Mercedes-Benz of Portland EV hub. We’re always updating as we get updated information about Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles and how to drive them in the Portland area. 

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