Mercedes-Benz Opens Its First Dedicated EV Dealer, And It’s Outside Germany

Mercedes-Benz has opened its first dealership selling only electric vehicles. Called Mercedes EQ Yokohama, the facility is located in Yokohama, a city just south of Tokyo in Kanagawa prefecture.

Measuring 1,221 square meters (1,460 square yards), the Mercedes EQ Yokohama showroom houses five Mercedes EQ models – representing existing EQ models, including the flagship Mercedes EQS. However, the facility can display up to seven units. Test drives are also available, plus there is a place for vehicle delivery and three CHAdeMO charger units. The dealership has a five-room workshop for service.

Mercedes EQ Yokohama
Mercedes EQ Yokohama

Apart from the EV charging station, the Mercedes EQ Yokohama has a V2H kit that showcases the EV lifestyle. Solar panels will also be installed in the future, which will completely transition the showroom to a sustainable type, drawing power from natural and renewable sources.

Mercedes EQ Yokohama has EQ experts waiting to assist interested customers. These people are experienced in dealing with any EV-related questions a customer may have.

In addition to the opening of the Mercedes EQ Yokohama, MB Rent was also introduced. The service aims to give interested buyers the opportunity not only to test drive EQ models but also to stay with one for a set period of time.

Mercedes EQ Yokohama is now open to the public. The opening exhibition is underway, which will run for five days until Sunday, December 11, 2022.

Under the company’s 2039 Ambition, Mercedes-Benz previously announced that it is ready to go all-electric in 2030. The existing Mercedes EQ models are the EQC, EQV, EQA, EQB, EQS, EQS SUV, EQE and EQE SUV. Mercedes EQG and EQT are currently in the works, to further strengthen Mercedes-Benz’s electric vehicle offensive.

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