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You can charge your
An Online Pre-Check is available in certain countries for a more detailed analysis of the specific situation in your home. Please contact your
Yes. The charging time is influenced by numerous factors. These include the available power output of the energy infrastructure, the preconditioning of the passenger compartment and the charge state and temperature of the high-voltage battery.
Another important factor with home charging is the customer-specific domestic installation. With AC charging, the deciding factor is the power output of the on-board charger installed in the vehicle.
The charging times can therefore differ greatly from the specified values.
The Online Pre-Check available in certain countries checks the basic prerequisites for using the
For a detailed check, your
The installation of home charging equipment may be classified as a structural change.
Before installation, we therefore recommend coordination with all involved parties such as your energy provider, your municipal authority, the tenants' community and, if applicable, your landlord.
Smart charging works through intelligent consideration of your electricity tariff, your installed PV system and other current consumers in order to prevent overloading of your electrical circuit.
The charging equipment offered by
Older vehicle generations do not support the ISO15118 protocol. This means that some charging functions are restricted. Regardless of the vehicle, you can benefit from overload protection as well as over-the-air software updates for your charging equipment and have the charging statistics as well as the device status displayed in My
To be able to use the price-optimised charging function, you must activate the charging timer in the vehicle in addition to selecting the setting in the Home Energy Manager.
If you do not set the charging timer, your vehicle will be automatically charged at maximum power.
Following one-time registration with the
If you want to charge your
Then connect the charging cable to your
- At DC charging points, the cable is permanently attached to the charging pedestal.
- At AC charging points, you need a mode 3 charging cable in Europe in particular. This is available as optional equipment from your
Charging normally starts automatically. Further information can be found at the relevant charging point.
You can display the available public charging points in your vehicle's PCM. Use the POI search or the
Please note that the PCM may not show all the available charging points due of the rate of expansion of the public charging point network.
If you are using the
No. Once inserted in the vehicle charge port, the charging plug is automatically detected by the vehicle and locked. The charging cable is secured against disconnecting and your
Ordinarily your vehicle will tell you in good time when the charge state is low instead of discharging fully. Observe the information in the PCM and in the instrument cluster.
In the case of a low charge state, your
Many options are available for charging your
No. You do not always have to fully charge the high-voltage battery of your
Moreover, the charging speed decreases as the charge state of the high-voltage battery increases. It may therefore even be useful to only charge the battery to approx. 80% or until the required range is reached.
The range is influenced by various factors such as driving style, comfort functions, aerodynamics and road conditions. The most important factor is your driving style. An environmentally aware and predictive driving style promotes the recuperation of braking energy and therefore increases the range. You can also reduce the intensity of comfort functions such as air conditioning and heating and only mount add-on parts that influence aerodynamics (e.g. roof boxes) when needed.
The comfort functions used during cold weather (e.g. heating) may reduce your vehicle's range. Using the convenient preconditioning during charging can minimise this influence, since the necessary heating power is already being provided from the mains.
The charging performance of your high-voltage battery may also be restricted at low temperatures. However, using the
Country-specific regulations and approvals may restrict the use of the charging equipment abroad. Find out via the Driver's Manual and from your
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