Mercedes-Benz is launching a high-power charging network across North America, Europe, China and other key markets, and it will begin in the U.S. and Canada.
The aim of the company is to have the full network of more than 10,000 high-power chargers in place before the end of the decade, when Mercedes-Benz intends to go all-electric wherever market conditions allow.
The company stated that it believes having the charging hubs in key cities and urban population centers will enhance the usability and convenience of its new generation of electric vehicles. It is building some of those EVs in Tuscaloosa at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International and powering them with battery modules being made in Bibb County at its new plant.
Mercedes-Benz plans to roll out the network this year, collaborating with partners MN8 Energy, a large solar energy and battery storage owner and operator, and ChargePoint, a leading EV charging network technology company. By 2027, a network totaling more than 400 hubs with more than 2,500 high-power chargers across North America is planned.