Mercedes-Benz opens first European charging hub
Mercedes-Benz today inaugurated its first own European charging hub in Mannheim, Germany. By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz plans to establish more than 2,000 of its own charging stations worldwide with over 10,000 fast-charging points.
The new Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in the Rhine-Main-Neckar region is located at one of Germany’s most important transport corridors and is part of the company’s global commitment to expanding the charging infrastructure. Mercedes-Benz is thus pioneering new benchmarks for fast, safe and green charging of electric vehicles.
In Mannheim, electric drivers 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. Thanks to intelligent charging management, each vehicle can be charged with the maximum energy available. With that, certain electric vehicle models are already able to charge from 10% to 80% in less than 20 minutes.
Mercedes-Benz Charging Hubs are openly accessible to vehicles of all sizes, from small cars to vans from any vehicle brands.
After Atlanta (USA), Chengdu (China) and Foshan (China), Mannheim is the fourth charging station that Mercedes-Benz is putting into 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.