Mercedes-Benz has shared plans to open its most memorable electric vehicle DC quick charging centers in Atlanta, Georgia; China’s Chengdu; also, Mannheim, Germany, beginning in the final quarter of 2023.
The automaker intends to introduce 2,000 charging center points overall toward the finish of 2024, with 10,000 chargers in North America, Europe, China and “other center business sectors” by 2030.
Mercedes became the latest automaker to adopt Tesla’s NACS (North American Charging Standard) charge port in July. Beginning in 2024, the automaker will offer a NACS connector for any current EV with CCS ports so those vehicles can get to Tesla’s broad Supercharging organization — 45,000 chargers around the world, as of April 2023. For model years 2025 and later, Mercedes’ North American vehicles will be worked with a NACS port.
As Mercedes works out new centers, the kind of charge point it utilizes (i.e., CCS, NACS or the Chinese standard GB/T) will rely upon the locale. The organization didn’t share what ports its new centers will be worked with, yet it said that the “Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging Organization” will be available to all brands.
Mercedes-Benz clients will get a few advantages, however, similar to the capacity to save a charging point through the Mercedes me Charge administration. Customers will be able to automate the charging and payment process as soon as the charging cable is plugged in, thanks to features like “Plug * Charge,” which will be available at the charging stations. This follows Tesla’s lead.
The automaker likewise said its new charging stations will be incorporated straightforwardly into course intending to show drivers the most ideal way to charge.
Mercedes stated that it will select charging station locations close to dealerships, amenities like restrooms and refreshments, and major roadways. Canopies will be installed at some stations to shield them from the elements, something that is also common at Tesla’s charging hubs.