Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for their high resale value. This also applies to electrified vehicles. Consequently, the Mercedes-Benz Battery Certificate guarantees the performance of the lithium-ion high-voltage battery in fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. This has a positive effect on the resale value.
In the “LiBRi” (Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Initiative) research project, Mercedes-Benz has joined forces with suppliers and disposal partners to develop innovative recycling concepts which allow high-quality recycling of valuable components or materials. To find out more about the Environmental Certificate, go to www.mercedes-benz.com and search for “life cycle”.
How green the vehicle is when in use depends very much on the customer’s driving behaviour and how they recharge the vehicle. Frequent charging after short journeys (<30 km) increases the overall distance that the customer actually covers with a plug-in hybrid, for example. The electricity the vehicle is charged with also plays a significant role, i.e. is it actually being charged with “green” electricity or an energy mix?
As a rule, all public charging stations are supplied with green electricity, and it often only takes a few clicks for a household to find a green energy supplier.
The Mercedes-Benz Wallbox includes a charging cable lock, which works when the vehicle is locked. The charging cable is also locked on the vehicle side.
Anyone purchasing an electric car can expect significantly lower workshop costs for the vehicle than the owner of a petrol or diesel vehicle. And depending on the electricity tariff, the lower “refuelling costs” should not be ignored when it comes to the decision to buy. In many countries the owner will also benefit from subsidies and tax incentives or exemption from access restrictions and congestion charges.