Mercedes-Benz Opens First EV-Exclusive Dealership In Japan

Mercedes-Benz Opens First EV-Exclusive Dealership In Japan

Mercedes-Benz has opened the doors to its first dealership that will only sell electric vehicles.

The facility is located in Yokohama, Japan, and is fittingly dubbed Mercedes EQ Yokohama. The German automaker is currently displaying five vehicles at the dealer but there is space for seven, in addition to three CHAdeMO chargers and an area dedicated to vehicle delivery.

The doors opened on December 6 and in addition to showcasing the latest and greatest electric Mercedes models, the EV-only dealership features a workshop with five service bays. The dealership also offers test drives to prospective shoppers and will soon install solar panels on the roof to cut down on its environmental impact.

In a bid to convince buyers that they should pick up the keys to a new Mercedes-Benz EQ model, a new MB Rent program has been established, allowing shoppers to rent and live with one of the available models for a set period.

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Mercedes EQ Yokohama joins the carmaker’s comprehensive network across Japan that encompasses 204 authorized dealerships and 167 service centers.

A wide range of Mercedes EQ models is already available on the market, including the EQC, EQV, EQA, EQB, EQS, EQS SUV, EQE, and the new EQE SUV. The brand is planning to grow its fleet of EVs even further in the coming years, with one of the more exciting new models being the all-electric EQG, based on the current G-Class.

The EQG was previewed with the release of a concept at the Munich Motor Show in 2021 and will look largely identical to the combustion-powered model. The production model will be based on the same basic ladder frame as the standard car and be capable of tank turns.

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