Mercedes-Benz on Thursday introduced plans to ascertain its personal EV charging community spanning many main markets throughout the globe, together with North America.
The automaker made the announcement on the 2023 CES in Las Vegas, the place it additionally mentioned it goals to roll out greater than 10,000 chargers by the tip of the last decade when its full lineup will encompass EVs solely.
Building will begin this yr within the U.S. and Canada and slowly increase to extra nations. Greater than 400 stations will probably be in operation in North America by 2027, which mixed could have greater than 2,500 chargers. The chargers will supply energy rankings as much as 350 kw.
In North America, Mercedes is working with charging community know-how firm ChargePoint and photo voltaic power and battery storage firm MN8 Power on the build-out. The involvement of MN8 Power will assist make sure that customers have entry to renewable power.
Mercedes and MN8 Power will collectively make investments roughly $1.05 billion within the development of the North American stations over the subsequent six to seven years.
Mercedes-Benz EV charging community
The stations will probably be situated in main cities, in addition to close to main freeway arteries and in style retail and restaurant places. Chargers will even be put in at taking part Mercedes-Benz dealerships. Whereas the stations will probably be open to EVs from different manufacturers, Mercedes prospects will be capable of reserve charging slots from their automobiles.
The system will know the utilization charges at respective places and make sure the Mercedes proprietor beneficial properties fast entry to the reserved charger on the required time. The charger will even talk with the automobile, so no authentication will probably be required.
Mercedes is already a part of the Ionity three way partnership that operates charging stations throughout Europe, although the brand new stations will function the automaker’s personal branding, just like Tesla’s Supercharger community that was launched greater than a decade in the past.
Audi has examined the waters with a handful of its personal charging stations in Germany, although the automaker has but to decide to a world community.