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Mercedes to roll-out their own high-power charging stations

In the week that Tesla have begun to open up their UK charging network to other makes of EVs, Mercedes-Benz have announced that they too will be rolling out their own network of charging stations, starting in the Autumn.

From October, the first Mercedes-Benz high-power charging hubs will go into operation in Atlanta (USA), Chengdu (China) and Mannheim (Germany). By the end of 2024, they aim to further expand the network to over 2,000 high-power charging points. The long-term goal is to create more than 2,000 hubs with over 10,000 charging points in ‘core markets’ by the end of the decade. 

While the charging network will be open to drivers of all brands, Mercedes-Benz customers will enjoy special benefits, such as the ability to reserve a charging point via the Mercedes-Benz me Charge service to reduce waiting times. The Mercedes-Benz charging network will be seamlessly integrated and will complement the more than 1.3 million charging points to which users already have access worldwide. With the help of Mercedes-Benz’s Navigation with Electric Intelligence, the charging stations will be integrated directly into route planning to show the best way to charge. 

The charging stations will offer additional convenience features, such as Plug & Charge, enabling Mercedes-Benz customers to automate the charging and payment process as soon as the charging cable is plugged in.

Franz Reiner, CEO Mercedes-Benz Mobility said: ‘We firmly believe that electric mobility is the key to a sustainable, zero-emission future. Our goal is to create an infrastructure that offers electric vehicles reliable and easy charging options. In this way, we are actively supporting the transformation to electric mobility With the Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging Network, we are expanding global charging options and setting new standards in electric vehicle charging. We want to encourage our customers to switch to zero-emission vehicles and thus make a positive contribution to protecting our environment.’

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