Explore Mercedes-Benz EV and Hybrid FAQs at Mercedes-Benz of Thousand Oaks

The Mercedes-Benz lineup is offering a selection of electric vehicles like the new EQS from Mercedes-EQ to give drivers a new way to approach their daily drive around Malibu. Electric vehicles like the EQS make phenomenal companions if you're looking for a luxurious vehicle that can take on your adventures around Agoura Hills and leave behind a smaller carbon footprint. If you're curious about what it's like to own an EV or hybrid vehicle, you can find out more about them when you explore our FAQs here on this page.

How much does it cost per month to charge an EV?

The average cost of electricity per month to power your EV is typically between $25 and $33, so it costs considerably less per month to power an EV than it does to fill up a gas-powered car. If you're looking to spend less on fuel around Agoura Hills, then investing in an electric vehicle is a great way to save more per month.

What is the range of a fully-charged EV?

The average electric vehicle can get around 200 miles of range from a full charge. That is ample range for your commute around Westlake Village and your weekend getaways. Plus, it's easy to recharge your vehicle at home or on the go.

How do I charge my EV?

The rising popularity of EVs means that it's easier than ever to keep your battery charged both at your home and on the move. Plugging your EV in at home and letting it charge overnight is a convenient way to recharge the battery. You can use a standard outlet and wake up to a fully charged vehicle in the morning. You can also take advantage of the thousands of charging stations that are available across the nation to help you keep your car charged during your road trips.

Can I get a home charger installed?

An electrician can help you set up an EV charger at your home in the Westlake Village area if you want to shorten the wait time between charges. Costs depend on the electrician and the kind of at-home charger that you get installed.

Does it cost less to maintain an EV?

Yes, it typically costs less to maintain an EV than it does to maintain a gas-powered car on average. EVs lack an internal combustion engine, so they have fewer of the moving parts that gas-powered cars need to have serviced regularly. For example, EVs don't need oil changes because there aren't any engine parts to lubricate.

How long does an EV battery last?

The lifetime of an EV battery is predicted to be between ten and 20 years, so you can expect an EV to go a long time before the battery needs to be replaced.

What happens to an EV battery after it reaches the end of its lifecycle?

Spent batteries are broken down and eventually recycled. Dedicated battery recycling facilities across the country specialize in disposing of car batteries and reusing their materials.

What is the difference between an EV and a hybrid model?

EVs like the Mercedes-EQ run on electricity only, so you don't have to worry about filling up the tank with gas. All you'll find is an electric powertrain with a battery and an electric motor. Hybrid vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles use a combination of gas and electricity to help you power your drive with less gas consumption, but they still use gasoline.

Which Mercedes-Benz models are Electric?

The Mercedes-EQ lineup, along with the upcoming EQB and EQE models, are fully electric. You can learn more about these models when you reach out to our Mercedes-Benz dealership serving Simi Valley and Moorpark.

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