Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging Network

One of the biggest impediments to EV adoption is a lack of public charging; many recent studies have found we need thousands more chargers here in Canada and the US to move to a full adoption of electrics. Mercedes-Benz knows this, and is set to open the first of its High-Power Charging Network in October.

Just a month after announcing it will join six other automakers in a joint fast charging network for North America, the German automaker has confirmed its own network will begin in the fall, with locations in Atlanta, Georgia, Chengdu in China and Mannheim, Germany. It’s the start of what will be more than 2,000 high-power charge points across North America, Europe and China by the end of next year, and more than 10,000 charge points in total by the end of the decade.

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The hubs will offer charge rates of up to 400 kW, depending on region, with plugs for CCS1, CCS2, NACS and GB/T charging standards. The locations have also been chosen to be in high-traffic areas with nearby amenities such as restaurants and shops, all covered by security cameras for safety. The network will be open to all vehicles.

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