Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new "flexible charging system", which uses adapters to enable charging at a wide variety of outlets, in the form of a Juice Booster from Swiss company Juice Technology with Mercedes badging.
Mercedes says in the statement that with the flexible charging system they have created a "charging solution for everyone who travels a lot with an electric vehicle and therefore needs variable application options". The system itself has a fixed Type 2 connector to connect to the vehicle. On the infrastructure side, various adapters can be attached to charge at household sockets, industrial sockets as well as public charging points and wallboxes.
Some adapters are already included with the flexible charging system, while other adapters - such as for abroad - can be purchased subsequently as accessories. There is also a five-metre extension cable that can be connected using the same plug-and-play principle as the adapters. Depending on the adapter and infrastructure, the flexible charging system enables AC charging with up to 22 kW, he says.
Not only the charging power and the description of the adapter principle, but also the photos suggest that the charger is a Juice Booster from Juice Technology - so the wording that Mercedes-Benz created the flexible charging system is somewhat misleading.