Green power, that is to say electricity from renewable resources, is a significant factor in the lifecycle of an electric car as a means of avoiding CO₂ emissions. This is because, with the current EU energy mix about 50 percent of the CO₂ footprint of a battery-electric vehicle is produced during the use phase, i.e., due, to charging processes that generate CO₂.
Mercedes-Benz therefore facilitates green charging at all of the 200,000-plus public charging points in the Mercedes me Charge network in Europe. This applies to owners of all Mercedes-EQ models and owners of all plug-in hybrids. It will be launched in the USA and Canada during the course of the year with the EQS.