Mercedes-Benz opens first European charging hub in Germany

Inaugural Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in Mannheim sets new standards for fast, safe and green charging of EVs, offering a charging capacity of up to 300 kW and is open to drivers of all brands.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 30 Nov 2023 Views icon3659 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated its first own German charging hub in Mannheim. By the end of the decade, the German luxury carmaker plans to establish more than 2,000 of its own charging stations worldwide with over 10,000 fast-charging points.

In Mannheim, EV users can now charge their cars and vans at six charging points, each with an output of 300 kW. Each charger has only one port to ensure that the maximum energy reaches the charging vehicle. With that, certain electric vehicle models are already able to charge from 10% to 80% in less than 20 minutes.

For the development and operation of the Mercedes-Benz Charging Network in Europe, Mercedes-Benz will rely on the energy and mobility expert E.ON as a partner in the future. These hubs are openly accessible to vehicles of all sizes, from small cars to vans from any vehicle brands. Mercedes-Benz customers also benefit from attractive conditions, such as a welcome introductory rate.

"The opening of the first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in Germany is an important step on our way to emission-free driving. By expanding the fast-charging infrastructure, we are making it easier for our customers to switch to electric mobility and at the same time setting new standards in electric vehicle charging,” said Franz Reiner, CEO Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG

Expansion of global Mercedes-Benz Charging Network underway

After Atlanta (USA), Chengdu (China) and Foshan (China), Mannheim is already the fourth charging station that Mercedes-Benz is putting into operation worldwide. Others will be launched by the end of the year, including the U.S. and China.

From 2024, in addition to further locations in Germany, Mercedes-Benz will open charging stations in Italy, Spain and France, among others, in Europe.

By the end of 2024, Mercedes-Benz will expand its global charging network to over 2,000 charging points, including more than 200 in Europe. By the end of the decade, more than 2,000 of the company's own charging hubs with over 10,000 fast-charging points are planned worldwide.

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