Refreshed 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB Adds Plug & Charge

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

A few changes to the Mercedes-Benz EQB should make it an even stronger competitor.

The Mercedes-Benz EQB might just be a gas-powered crossover converted to an EV, but that doesn’t mean that Mercedes-Benz can’t continue to refine and make the model competitive until it’s replaced by an all-new modular EV-biased platform. For 2024, Mercedes-Benz has updated its EQB compact crossover with some goodies that make the EV driving and charging experience more seamless.

Stylistically, the 2024 EQB looks about the same as the old car, save for the new front grille and rear taillights. The black panel front grille is now riddled with star pattern designs, similar to what can be optioned on the EQE and EQS models. The interior gets a new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with the latest version of MBUX, and the steering wheel gets new touch-sensitive controls.

The underlying 70.5 kWh battery, and power output ranging from 188 to 288 horsepower is roughly unchanged, but Mercedes-Benz changed some key aspects of the driving experience. The EQB now has Plug & Charge. This means that drivers can simply plug into a participating charging station (like Electrify America), and the car will automatically start charging, provided that the payment account with the third-party charging company has already been set up. Also, the EQB’s Active Lane Keeping Assist will now provide inputs through the steering wheel itself, rather than the ESP system nudging the car to the right place.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, but Mercedes-Benz did say that prices should only slightly increase for the refreshed 2024 EQB. It will go on sale in the first half of 2024.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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