Mercedes-Benz Canada announced a major addition to its Mercedes me Charge ecosystem – an integration with Hydro-Québec’s Electric Circuit network that will give Mercedes-EQ drivers access to more than 3,300 additional EV charging stations in Québec and Eastern Ontario.
Mercedes-EQ drivers will be able to access Electric Circuit stations installed in parking lots across Québec and in Eastern Ontario, including more than 500 DC fast charging stations. The sizeable increase in both AC and DC charging stations will benefit drivers of the new all-electric EQS sedan and other Mercedes-EQ vehicles to come, including the EQB SUV, Mercedes-AMG EQS 4MATIC+ sedan, EQE sedan and more.
With this new Electric Circuit integration, Mercedes-EQ drivers will have access to more than 8,950 public charging ports in total across Canada, including more than 1,300 DC fast charging ports. The EQS 580 4MATIC sedan is capable of DC fast charging up to 200 kW, which can charge from 10% to 80% in approximately 31 minutes.
This expanded network access was facilitated by ChargePoint, which enables both Mercedes me Charge as well as the technical integration with Electric Circuit.
“Mercedes-Benz Canada is thrilled that drivers of our electric vehicles will be able to seamlessly charge on the Hydro-Québec network via the Mercedes me connect app and dashboard,” said Eva Wiese, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Canada.
“This new integration with Electric Circuit will significantly increase Mercedes-EQ drivers’ access to EV charging stations across Québec and in Eastern Ontario, including a major boost to the number of DC fast charging stations in the Mercedes me Charge ecosystem. We expect Québec to be a truly important market for the exceptional Mercedes-EQ product lineup, and our customers in Québec and around the country can be excited about the clean, digitally-integrated, fast and convenient charging experience they will be able to enjoy. I want to thank all of our critical charging partners for making this happen and celebrate this moment of industry collaboration.”
In an industry first, the Mercedes me Charge ecosystem can also provide drivers access to an additional network of more than 2,400 semi-public ports on the ChargePoint network that reside in access-controlled environments like workplaces, shopping malls and hotels.