Mercedes have announced their new Mercedes-Benz Wallbox that charges electric vehicles (EVs) fast, intelligently and conveniently. This unit is optimised for charging up to 22kW.
This is good timing as Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all-electric by the end of the decade and plans to invest 60 billion euros on electrification, digitalisation and automated driving through to 2026.
With the new Mercedes-Benz Wallbox, the intelligent power grid at home is becoming a reality. Users can connect it to their Internet connection, via Ethernet cable or WiFi, and conveniently operate the wallbox with the Mercedes me App on their smartphone wherever they are.
For example, they can control the charging process of their vehicle. With the help of an integrated energy meter, the current status of the charged electricity, as well as the overview of all charging processes, can be conveniently read in the Mercedes me App.
An overview of charging costs is also available. To protect against unauthorised use, the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox can be activated or locked via the app or via an RFID card.
The Mercedes-Benz Wallbox also has the technical option of receiving software updates “over-the-air” in the future. This means additional practical functions can be added continuously.
In Germany, the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is supplied with a permanently connected six-metre charging cable with a Type-2 plug. Depending on national requirements, it is also expected to be available with a Type 2 socket later in the year.
The Mercedes-Benz Wallbox charges all current and future Mercedes-Benz electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles with the universal Type 2 connection in accordance with the IEC 61851-1 standard. Electric vehicles from other manufacturers can also be charged with the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox too.
The Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is expected to be available in Germany and in many European countries in April 2022 at Mercedes-Benz dealers. The recommended retail price in Germany is €990 (£832/$1,127), in addition to the costs for professional installation.