Mercedes-Benz is launching its high-power charging hub community within the fourth quarter of 2023 with speeds as excessive as 400kW — greater than any EV in the marketplace can deal with, the corporate introduced. The stations will launch in Atlanta, Georgia (the corporate’s US house base), Chengdu, China and Mannheim, Germany. The automaker plans to construct 400 hub areas with 2,000 chargers within the US, and a pair of,000 world wide by the tip of 2024.
Earlier this yr, Mercedes-Benz introduced plans to workforce with ChargePoint to construct the “Mercedes-Benz Excessive-Energy Charging Community.” The primary installations have been to incorporate each CCS and Tesla’s NACS (North American Charging Normal) connectors and be open to non-Mercedes EVs.
Now, the corporate has mentioned that “relying on area, the charging stations supply a charging fee of presently as much as 400kW, supplied by way of the respective commonplace charging methods CCS1 (North America), CCS2 [Europe], NACS [Tesla] and GB/T [China].” It promised that every car could be charged at its most energy ranking by way of clever charging administration, to maintain wait instances to a minimal. Hubs shall be situated at “foremost visitors areas and choose Mercedes-Benz dealerships,” the corporate added.
Final month, Mercedes mentioned it might undertake NACS for its North American EVs. Previous to that, it can give house owners entry to the Tesla Supercharger community by means of a CCS-to-NACS adapter arriving in 2024 (Tesla presently has round 1,847 Supercharger stations within the US with 20,040 Supercharger ports — practically two-thirds of all DC Quick EV charging ports).
Mercedes-Benz’s cope with Tesla is impartial of its personal branded charging community. Final month, the corporate introduced plans to workforce up with six different automakers together with BMW, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Stellantis to create a community of 30,000 new EV fast-charging stations throughout North America beginning in summer season 2024. These can even supply each CCS and NACS connectors.
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