Mercedes-Benz announced plans to launch a global high-power charging network across North America, Europe, China and other key markets. Deployment will begin in 2023 in the US and Canada, followed by other regions around the globe.
Mercedes’s goal is to have the full network built before the end of the decade, when Mercedes-Benz intends to go all-electric with its vehicle portfolio wherever market conditions allow. The Mercedes-Benz charging hubs will be located in key cities and urban population centers, close to major arteries, convenient retail and service destinations, including participating Mercedes-Benz dealership sites.
The charging network will focus first and foremost on Mercedes-Benz customers, who will enjoy preferential access via a reservation function and other benefits.— Mercedes-Benz
The company believes this strategic move will significantly enhance the usability and convenience of its electric vehicles, differentiate the Mercedes-Benz ownership experience and accelerate the EV transformation. The charging network will focus first and foremost on Mercedes-Benz customers, who will enjoy preferential access via a reservation function and other benefits. However, it will also be open to drivers of all other brands with compatible technology. This comprehensive initiative, alongside ongoing support for shared networks such as IONITY, also aims to drive global adoption of electric mobility.
Mercedes-Benz kicks off charging rollout in North America
The collaboration partners here include MN8 Energy, one of the largest solar energy and battery storage owners and operators in the US, and ChargePoint, a leading EV charging network technology company. By 2027, a network totaling more than 400 hubs across North America with more than 2,500 high-power chargers is planned to offer a premium, sustainable and reliable charging experience.
MN8 Energy is one of the largest solar energy and battery storage owners and operators in the US. By providing comprehensive, end-to-end project development, energy management, and maintenance and operations support to the Mercedes-Benz branded high-power charging network in the US, the company continues to focus on accelerating the transition to sustainable mobility. MN8 Energy is strategically well-aligned with the Mercedes-Benz “Ambition 2039,” and MN8 Energy supports Mercedes-Benz’s aim to maximize access to green charging for its customers throughout the US.
Source: Mercedes-Benz press release