September 29, 2023

Mercedes-Benz has bold plans to create its personal EV charging community, which it’s terming its Excessive-Energy Charging Community, on a number of continents. That may embrace greater than 2,000 DC fast-charging connectors by the tip of 2024, it says. 

This received’t be an aggregation of different networks’ stations. The corporate on Monday as soon as once more confirmed this, in addition to the way it plans to start the rollout of this community—with stations in Atlanta, in addition to Chengdu, China, and Mannheim, Germany, within the fourth quarter of 2023, with the primary going into operation in October. 

With its personal community, Mercedes-Benz goals to create greater than 2,000 of the stations it’s calling Charging Hubs, providing a mixed 10,000 connectors globally by the tip of the last decade. The corporate has already mentioned that this community will concentrate on North America initially.

Mercedes high-power charging stations

Mercedes high-power charging stations

Now the corporate has indicated how this would possibly slot in alongside the just lately introduced North American EV charging community with six different automakers. It explains that the Excessive Energy Charging Community is “an extra key part of the corporate’s general electrification technique”—indicating that each initiatives are going forward and might be differentiated. 

Thus, with the addition of the yet-unnamed North American community, Mercedes has doubtlessly dedicated to much more chargers. 

Mercedes-Benz EV charging network

Mercedes-Benz EV charging community

Mercedes dedicated to a change to the Tesla NACS port for North America in July, though the change will take a few years to start out discovering its approach into autos, with a CCS adapter first obtainable subsequent 12 months. It says that relying on the area, these stations will provide charging at present as much as 400 kw, delivered through CCS1, CCS2, NACS, or GB/T connectors—implying that North American stations would possibly provide a mixture of CCS1 and NACS connectors. Stations will provide refreshments, snacks, and restrooms, in addition to canopies over cost factors, surveillance cameras, and clever gentle poles which have LED components updating on the charging standing of autos. And, in fact, they’ll proceed to supply Plug & Cost comfort that permits corresponding billing particulars for a automobile to robotically be recognized. 

These stations will even make use of 100% renewable power, the corporate says, with both direct inexperienced electrical energy provide contracts or in any other case renewable power certificates.