Mercedes is building a new charging stations network

Mercedes is building a new charging stations network

The sale of electric vehicles is on the rise, and with that comes the problem of an insufficient number of charging stations. State authorities cannot solve such a problem by themselves, so car manufacturers decide to open their own charging stations. Mercedes-Benz has announced the opening of a network of charging stations with chargers of up to 400kW.

Mercedes previously revealed plans to partner with ChargePoint to build a network called the Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging Network. The first installations will include CCS and Tesla’s NACS connectors and will also be available for electric cars from other manufacturers.

Charging stations will be in Atlanta, Georgia, Chengdu and Mannheim this fall, and depending on the region, the stations will offer charging power up to 400kW via the standard systems CCSI (North America), CCS2 (Europe), NACS (Tesla) and GB/T (China ). The plan is to build 400 stations with 2,000 chargers in the US, as well as 2,000 stations worldwide by the end of next year.

Mercedes has already agreed with Tesla to access its Supercharger network with a CCS-to-NACS adapter that will arrive in 2024. However, this agreement with Tesla does not refer to a new network of charging stations, as Mercedes has announced a partnership with six other manufacturers including BMW, GM, Honda, Hyundai, KIA and Stellantis to build a network of 30,000 new charging stations for electric cars across of North America. These stations will have CCS and NACS connectors.

Source: Mercedes-Benz