Mercedes-Benz has created a multi-adapter charging kit for electric vehicle owners who travel a lot and need access to different kinds of charging systems, writes Brian Byrne. The Flexible Charging System includes various adapters for household sockets and industrial sockets as well as for public charging points and wallboxes.

The system features an integrated Type 2 connector, so allowing the vehicle to be charged at up to 22 kW from any AC source. The retail price in Germany is €1,225.

With the EQC, EQA and EQV, as well as the EQS due to be launched in the summer, Mercedes-Benz is currently offering four models with zero emissions. In addition, more than 20 variants of Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be available as plug-in hybrids by the end of the year — from the A-Class to the GLE, from saloon to estate, with petrol or diesel engines.