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What Is Mercedes-Benz EQ?

As the world pushes toward a green future, so does Mercedes-Benz with the Mercedes-Benz EQ designation. EQ is the classification given to fully electric Mercedes-Benz SUVs and cars, while EQ Power stands for Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid models. And if the ultimate in electric Mercedes-Benz performance piques your interest, EQ Power+ is the title given to high-performance hybrids from Mercedes-AMG®. There are so many perks and benefits to driving a Mercedes-Benz powered by EQ technology, and our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Somerville, MA, is your go-to location for all of your questions.

Advantages of Mercedes-Benz EQ

Not only do hybrid- and electric-powered Mercedes-Benz models offer increased fuel efficiency, but they also provide increased performance when you need it most. That's because electric drive systems can deliver power to front or rear wheels instantly, creating greater torque and acceleration within a moment's notice. Plus, as has grown custom with the Mercedes-Benz brand, all EQ vehicles sport stunning and futuristic styling that will catch eyes wherever you go.

Where Can I Charge My Electric Mercedes-Benz?

There are thousands of electric car charging stations across the country, and they're all equipped to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz. Want to charge your vehicle at home? We can help arrange to have a wallbox installed in your home, so you can charge up overnight and not worry about your Mercedes-Benz model's battery status.

Which Mercedes-Benz Models are Hybrid?

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC®
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S 560e

Example of Cost Benefits of Gas vs. Electric Cars

Another huge advantage of getting the keys to a new plug-in hybrid or electric Mercedes-Benz is that electricity is much cheaper than gas. Currently, electricity is around 12 cents per kWh. That works out to about $540 in charging costs per year if you drive 15,000 miles. If you drive a gas vehicle, on the other hand, you may pay upwards of $1,400 for the same number of miles.

Massachusetts Electric Car Tax Credits

As of right now, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources offers rebates on select electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. You could qualify for up to $2,500 toward the purchase or lease of an EQ Mercedes-Benz. Visit the website to learn how you can qualify.

Federal Electric Car Tax Incentives

When you buy a new Mercedes-Benz Plug-in Hybrid, you could qualify for the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit from the Internal Revenue Service. This federal electric car tax credit can be applied toward your total tax bill, but make sure to contact your preferred tax professional to see how you can take advantage of this incentive.

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