Charging your Mercedes EV just got a lot easier
12th Jun 2020 Danny Morgan
Mercedes’ electric car charging app is now integrated with the UK’s Polar charging network to allow for seamless payment with a single subscription.
The “Mercedes me Charge” enables Mercedes EV drivers to use a number of different charge point services and, importantly, manage the payment from a singular platform.
Anyone who uses public chargers a lot will know the pain and hassle that comes with interacting with multiple network providers, RFID cards, apps and more.
While there isn’t yet a single way of using all public charge points, a number of apps and services are popping up to find a solution.
Mercedes’ own solution, the Mercedes me Charge app, now includes the BP ChargeMaster Polar network – the UK’s largest public charging network.
It means Mercedes’ electric car drivers can use and pay for the use of a Polar charger via their Mercedes me Charge subscription, with no need to use any others apps or payment method.
Mercedes-Benz EQC customers already enjoy a free Mercedes me Charge subscription with their purchase, but can now upgrade to a Polar Plus membership to access the Polar network free of charge for six months.
Jason Allbutt, Head of Product Management Mercedes-Benz Cars UK said “With the launch of our first EQ SUV, it was important to help consumers with public charging accessibility. With Mercedes me Charge, customers no longer need individual subscriptions to charging networks, and can now access many charge points via the vehicle’s head unit or the Mercedes me app.”
Matteo de Renzi, CEO of BP Chargemaster said “The Polar network is the UK’s largest public charging network and is growing rapidly, with a focus on providing a nationwide network of 150kW ultra-fast charging – ideally suited to the EQC. BP Chargemaster’s partnership with Mercedes-Benz means customers can charge their EQCs via convenient charging locations across the UK, and increasingly at ultra-fast speeds. We continue to support EV drivers with their charging needs at home, at work and on the road, with all electricity usage on our public charging network certified as 100% renewable through REGOs.”