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Mercedes-Benz Unveils First 400-kw EV Fast-Charging Station in U.S.

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Mercedes-Benz EV Charging Station

Wednesday marked the launch of Mercedes-Benz’s first EV fast-charging station in the U.S., initiating a series of installations planned across the country until the end of this decade.

Situated at Mercedes’ Sandy Springs headquarters in Georgia, this inaugural station showcases the design for future sites, featuring 400-kw DC fast chargers from ChargePoint. According to a company statement, these chargers will be a standard offering across the network, providing quicker charging speeds compared to other networks using chargers of lower power.

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Mercedes is also committed to providing additional facilities beyond the norm for charging stations. The Sandy Springs station includes accessible amenities like restrooms, vending machines, and a 15-foot pylon for indicating the availability of charging stalls. The site is designed to accommodate disabilities and includes a drive-through stall suitable for electric vans or EVs towing trailers up to 26 feet.

Mercedes-Benz EV Charging Hub in Sandy Springs, Georgia

The charging hub also boasts a solar canopy, offering shade and contributing to the site’s use of renewable energy, striving for carbon neutrality.

The network’s debut aligns with the timeline announced at CES in January, with Mercedes previously indicating a fall launch for the first stations. This development is part of a larger global expansion, with similar networks being established in China and Europe.

Looking forward, Mercedes plans to extend its U.S. network to Buc-ee’s travel centers in Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia by year-end, followed by installations at Simon Mall locations in the first half of 2024. The goal is to establish 2,500 chargers at 400 sites by the decade’s end, in collaboration with MN8 Energy through a $1 billion joint venture.

Mercedes-Benz EV Charging Hub in Sandy Springs, Georgia

While the stations will cater to all EV brands, Mercedes vehicle owners will enjoy perks like two years of free charging for 2024-model-year vehicles and six months for earlier models.

The charging facilities will support both the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) and Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS), with Mercedes confirming its adoption of Tesla charging formats for future EVs.

Despite this new venture, Mercedes-Benz will maintain its support for the Ionity network in Europe and a new collaborative charging network in North America, backed by several other automotive manufacturers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mercedes-Benz EV Charging Station

Where is the first Mercedes-Benz 400-kw EV fast-charging station located?

The first station is located at Mercedes’ headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia, near Atlanta.

What unique features does the Mercedes-Benz EV charging station in Sandy Springs offer?

The station offers amenities like restrooms, vending machines, a solar canopy, and a 15-foot pylon to indicate stall availability. It also includes a drive-through stall for larger EVs and uses renewable energy.

How many chargers does Mercedes-Benz plan to install by the end of the decade?

Mercedes-Benz aims to install 2,500 chargers at 400 sites by the end of the decade.

Will the Mercedes-Benz charging stations be exclusive to Mercedes vehicles?

No, the stations will be open to all EV brands, but Mercedes owners will receive benefits like free charging for certain periods depending on their vehicle model year.

What charging standards will the Mercedes-Benz EV charging stations support?

The stations will support both the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) and Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS).

More about Mercedes-Benz EV Charging Station

  • Mercedes-Benz Official Press Release
  • Sandy Springs Headquarters Information
  • ChargePoint Network Details
  • MN8 Energy and Mercedes Joint Venture
  • EV Charging Standards: CCS and NACS Explained

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GeorgiaDriver November 17, 2023 - 10:36 am

finally some good EV infrastructure coming to Georgia. Been waiting for this, hope the charging is fast as they claim!

EVChargerFan November 17, 2023 - 1:18 pm

wow this is big news! mercedes really stepping up in the EV game, can’t wait to see these chargers around.

TechJunkie November 17, 2023 - 5:45 pm

mercedes and ChargePoint partnering up, that’s a solid move. But wonder how it’ll compete with Tesla’s network.

AutoEnthusiast November 17, 2023 - 6:00 pm

interesting move by Mercedes, but they got a long way to catch up to other EV networks, gotta see how it plays out.

GreenEnergyAdvocate November 17, 2023 - 10:19 pm

Love the focus on renewable energy and carbon neutrality, but let’s see if they can really pull this off on a large scale.


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