Mercedes discontinues successful tank app. From August 1st, 2022, the services of the Bertha app will only be available for Mercedes customers in Mercedes me.
"Bertha's journey has come to an end" is written in large letters on the website of the popular tank app that Mercedes launched four years ago. While fuel prices were primarily displayed at the beginning, the developers continued to expand the app with new services and services. The last major milestone was the option to pay for the refueling process directly via the app.
Bertha services only for Mercedes drivers
The special thing about the Mercedes app: its functions were not only available to Mercedes customers - and that is exactly what is about to change. "The Bertha app was never designed as a permanent project," explains a Mercedes spokesman when asked by auto motor und sport. It was much more a test environment to try out new services. This test has now been successfully completed and the services and functions have already been transferred to the Mercedes me connected car universe. There you can continue to use the functions of the Bertha app as a Mercedes driver with Fuel and Pay. Accordingly, the journey of the Bertha app could end here, according to the Mercedes spokesman. For reasons of efficiency, they now want to focus on Mercedes me and no longer pursue two tracks.
Other customers now have to look around for alternatives, such as the app from our auto motor und sport cooperation partner mehr-tanken.de .
The complete from the Bertha app still comes as a surprise. After all, the Bertha app is one of the carmaker's most successful apps, with more than 500,000 downloads in the Google Play Store.
For many users of the app, the surprising end is very annoying. Luckily, there are enough alternatives on the market with which you can find the cheapest fuel price and conveniently pay for the fuel stop in the app.