Mercedes-Benz’s version of Super Chargers set to launch in late 2023
Atlanta, Georgia (Mercedes’ US HQ), Chengdu, China, and Mannheim, Germany get first dibbs.
Mercedes-Benz is revving up for a major power play. The luxury carmaker has announced plans to launch its high-power charging hub network in Q4 2023, with charging speeds reaching up to 400kW – more juice than any current EV can gulp down.
The fast-charging EV stations are set to open their first locations in Atlanta, Georgia (Mercedes’ US HQ), Chengdu, China, and Mannheim, Germany. By the close of 2024, the blueprint calls for 400 hubs boasting 2,000 chargers across the US, plus an extra 2,000 globally.
Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz and ChargePoint started laying the groundwork for the “Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging Network,” which will incorporate both CCS and Tesla’s NACS connectors and will be open to all EV makes and models. Because in the world of electric vehicles, it’s all about playing nice.
These power-packed stations will offer charging rates of up to 400kW, depending on location, and will employ smart charging management to slash wait times. The hubs will be conveniently situated in high-traffic areas and select Mercedes-Benz dealerships.
This collaboration with Tesla operates independently of Mercedes’ own branded charging network.
In fact, Mercedes recently revealed plans to join forces with six other auto giants, including BMW, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Stellantis, to roll out a network of 30,000 new EV fast-charging stations across North America in the summer of 2024.
These stations will also support both CCS and NACS connectors. So it’s clear Mercedes is hitting the gas on EV charging infrastructure. Grab the popcorn, folks; we’re in for a ride.
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