Electric Vehicle Tips

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.




Finding an EV Charging Station in Portland

If you drive an electric vehicle in the Wilsonville area, the good news is that tracking down an EV charging station in Portland is easier than ever. There are multiple apps with plenty of options to help you find an EV charging station in Portland. Take a look below to find the ones that suit your lifestyle and driving habits.

Where Are Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Portland?

If you have ever wondered, “Where are electric vehicle charging stations in Portland located?” here are some handy sites to use:

  • U.S. Department of Energy Map: Enter your Beaverton address and find results ranked from closest to farthest for finding EV charging stations in the Portland area.
  • Plugshare.com: If you are driving in the Vancouver area and wondering, “Where are electric vehicle charging stations in Portland located?” Check out Plugshare! An added benefit is that the app can filter results for stations that work with your EV.
  • Mercedes-Benz Charge On the Go App: Use your MBUX navigation system to find chargers in Portland and beyond. Helpful tools allow you to filter by the car’s charging port, and even a navigation tool to guide you on the fastest route.
  • ChargeHub: ChargeHub is a vibrant community of more than 100,000 users and a dedicated team committed to improving the charging experience from home to public places. The app also includes an EV user’s guide.
  • TripAdvisor: This is an excellent app for finding Portland EV charging stations located in hotels and restaurants.

EV Charging Stations in Portland

Where are electric vehicle charging stations in Portland to be found? Read below for sites with specific places to power up in Portland:

Things to Know When Looking for EV Charging Stations in Portland

When choosing an EV charging station in Portland, check in advance if it meets the requirements of your electric car and your type of travel. Read below for some of the things to consider when choosing an EV charging station in Portland or beyond:

  • Age of your car and size of the battery
  • Type of Charging Port: AC (Type 1 or 2); DC (CCS or CHAdeMO), etc.
  • Length of time to charge: Fast Charging vs. Standard Charging

When in doubt, check your owner’s manual for your car’s needs when using EV charging stations in the Portland Area.

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. If you’re looking for EV charging stations between Portland and Mount Hood, we have a guide for you!

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, you can expect an EPA-estimated 227 to 250-mile range. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS 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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