Mercedes plans to build a powerful charging network in North America, China and Europe. Charging points will be open to everyone, although automakers’ customers will have priority over using these infrastructures. Having announced this ambitious plan at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, the German manufacturer has decided to follow the example of Tesla, which continues to develop the Supercharger network.
According to what was previously reported, I first Mercedes charging stations they were due to enter service in the fall. True to its promises, the automaker announced the opening of its first charging hub in America. Specifically, it was built by Mercedes-Benz HPC North America, a joint venture between Mercedes and MN8 Energy, and is located at the Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters in Sandy Springs. Georgia.
A total of $1 billion will be invested by the end of the decade to create 2,500 charging points in at least 400 charging hubs in the United States.
By the end of the decade, Mercedes’ network worldwide (in North America, Europe, China and other markets) will include more than 2,000 charging stations (more than 10,000 charging points).
The first Mercedes Charing Hub is an excellent example for understanding how subsequent ones will be created. At the stations there will be ChargePoint 400kW HPC Speakers (the exact number of this station is not disclosed). The speakers are future-proof and designed to be compatible not only with the CCS1 connector, but also with the CCS1 connector. Tesla standard (NACS connector).
The charging points will be covered by a roof, on top of which are photovoltaic panels used to generate energy to power the station. In addition, Mercedes has created a lounge where people can relax and wait for the car to fill up. All charging points use renewable energy and support Plug & Charge.
The charging hub also has a charging station located next to the waiting room specifically designed for disabled electric vehicles. In addition, there is an “open” charging station designed for electric vans or electric vehicles with trailers. By the end of 2023, additional centers will open in Texas, Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
Source: HD Motori
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