Published on August 3rd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Flexible Charging System by Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz has a new Flexible Charging System that will work on its PHEV and EV cars.
Are you the owner of a Mercedes-Benz Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)? Are you tired of constantly having to lug around multiple types of connectors to have your car charged? Well, this product is just for you and it only costs 1225 euros before taxes and duties!
Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled their new Flexible Charging System, a charging solution that includes various adapters for household and industrial socket types as well as public charging points and wallboxes. While the ‘input’ side has variable socket types, the ‘output’ or vehicle side of the cable only has got a Type 2 connector for AC current at up to 22 kW.
The Flexible Charging System is designed to work with all current and future PHEV and EV models. Besides Mercedes-Benz vehicles, it really can be used for any European PHEV with an integrated Type 2 socket.
Although the maximum charge rate is 22 kW, it can be dialled down manually if required. The whole thing is designed to be used indoors or outdoors.
Some of the features of this Flexible Charging System includes:
- an integrated temperature sensor for overheating protection
- resistance against pressure of up to 1.1 tonnes
- IP67 grade protection for dust (completely dust proof) and water resistance (up to 1m submersion)
- Integrated residual current circuit breakers
- Operable between -30°C and +50°C
- AECQ certified compoenents
- 5 metre cable length
- Plug types
- Schuko plug (Europe)
- Switzerland Plug (sold seperately)
- UK Plug (sold seperately)
The Flexible Charging System comes in a high-quality case with storage room for all the accessories. The package comes with a 5 metre extension cable, a security lock and a wall mount.
About Mercedes-Benz’s Upcoming EV Offensive.
Mercedes-Benz has a strategy to introduce at least 8 new electric vehicles by 2022. This will bolster their current EV range, which only includes the EQA compact crossover, the EQC SUV, the EQV van and the EQS limousine. This strategy will also include the introduction of even more PHEV models. Mercedes-Benz says by the end of 2021, there will be at least 20 vehicle variants available as Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.