First Mercedes-Benz EV charging stations open this fall

Mercedes-Benz is about to hitch the likes of Tesla and Nio by providing its personal charging community for electrical autos.

Mercedes’ community, often known as the Mercedes-Benz Excessive-Energy Charging Community, was first introduced in January, and by the top of fall may have its first stations on three continents. They are going to be in Atlanta, Georgia, Chengdu, China, and Mannheim, Germany.

Mercedes will proceed increasing the community and by the top of the last decade expects to have over 2,000 stations worldwide providing entry to greater than 10,000 DC fast-charging factors mixed. The stations are being rolled out at principal visitors areas and choose dealerships, and supply different close by facilities, the automaker stated. Tesla’s Supercharger community presently has simply over 5,000 places.

Relying on the area, the stations will supply charging charges of as much as 400 kw, supplied through the respective customary charging methods CCS1, CCS2, NACS, and GB/T. Mercedes stated the stations will likely be rolled out in core markets.

Mercedes-Benz EV charging station

Mercedes-Benz EV charging station

In North America, Mercedes is working with charging community know-how firm ChargePoint and photo voltaic vitality and battery storage firm MN8 Power on the build-out. The involvement of MN8 Power will assist guarantee clients have entry to renewable vitality. In its earlier announcement, Mercedes stated the community may have over 400 stations in North America by 2027, which mixed may have greater than 2,500 fast-charging factors.

The stations will likely be open to EVs from all manufacturers, although Mercedes house owners may have the unique choice of reserving a charging level. The stations will even characteristic Plug & Cost, that means eligible autos may have the charging and fee processes activated as quickly because the cable is plugged in.

Mercedes additionally introduced in July that it plans to undertake the NACS customary for the North American market ranging from 2025, and that Mercedes EV house owners ranging from 2024 may have entry to a few of Tesla’s charging community, initially utilizing a CCS to NACS adapter.

Regardless of establishing its personal charging community, Mercedes will proceed to assist the enlargement of the Ionity community in Europe, plus a brand new North American community additionally backed by six different automakers.