Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to launch new electric cars under its new EQ subbrand starting with the all-electric ‘EQC’ SUV next year.
Ahead of the launch, Mercedes is unveiling a new generation of its own home charging station: the Wallbox.
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The new generation introduces a few significant updates like the capacity for a higher charge rate up to 22 kW, ‘twin technology’ to charge two vehicles at the same time, and it now has an internet connection with a new mobile application.
Mercedes says that the app can be used for “charging control, user management, charging statistics and cost-optimised charging to be adjusted very simply from a smartphone.”
The German automaker also says that its intelligent features can be used to manage a fleet:
“The intelligent Advanced and Twin wallboxes are internet-capable, with a built-in electricity meter and allow access control by RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). This makes it possible to manage several vehicles of different users, which is especially attractive for fleets – as well as for office communities or apartment buildings. Thanks to intelligent sharing of the charging power by local load management with up to 14 additional wallboxes, there is no need – even if several wallboxes are installed – for expensive upgrading of the existing house connection.”