All EVs are welcomed at the Mercedes-Benz high-speed EV charging station
Recently announced at CES 2023, a network of Mercedes-Benz high-speed EV charging stations are in the works and set to launch in North America in 2023. As EVs become more mainstream, the need for convenient and reliable charging infrastructure has become increasingly important. To address this need, the German luxury automaker has been working to roll out new EV charging stations known as “Mercedes me Charge”, with over 400 hubs containing more than 2500 high-power chargers.
Their plan is to provide their EV owners access to Mercedes-Benz high-speed EV charging stations across the world including Europe, China, and other major markets by 2030. Four to one dozen chargers are planned for each hub, and that number can increase up to 30 in the near future. Mercedes-Benz EV owners can use the Mercedes me Charge app to find a charging station near them, check its availability, and start a charging session. The app also displays information on the estimated charging time and cost, making it easier to plan long-distance trips.
ChargePoint, Electrify America, and EVgo are just a few of various charging station operators (CPOs) that’ll be integrated into this network. Mercedes me Charge will become one of the biggest integrated charging networks in the U.S., offering access to more than 60,000 public charging stations nationwide.
“At Mercedes-Benz, we’re fully committed to making the charging of battery electric vehicles easier and more accessible,” said Mercedes-Benz Group AG board member Markus Schäfer. “By selecting MN8 Energy and ChargePoint as our partners in North America, two of the leaders in their respective fields, we’ll be able to continue to drive the transformation towards an electric future, which is one of the main pillars of our holistic, sustainable corporate strategy.”
According to a press release from the company, Mercedes-Benz is providing pre-booking options for a charging station directly from their vehicles. They’re also planning to allow EVs from all automakers to use their Mercedes-Benz high-speed EV charging stations.