Mercedes-Benz Unveils First North American Charging Hub in U.S.
Mercedes-Benz has launched its first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in Sandy Springs, Georgia, at the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz USA. The company first announced its charging network plans back in January.
This hub marks the beginning of a widespread network of premium electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across North America, as part of Mercedes-Benz’s over $1 billion commitment with MN8 Energy to build the continent’s fastest EV charging network by the end of the decade.
The Sandy Springs charging hub is a model for future standalone charging locations. It features 400kW chargers provided by ChargePoint, offering industry-leading charging speeds. The hub is open to EV drivers of all brands from day one, providing a high-quality Mercedes-Benz experience.
Amenities include a comfortable charging lounge with refreshments and restrooms, a solar canopy for weather protection and passive electricity generation, and intelligent indicators for charging stall status. Special attention is given to accessibility, with dedicated spots for handicap-accessible vehicles and electric vans or EVs with trailers.
“The Mercedes-Benz Charging Network expands global charging options for customers of all EV brands to promote clean, electric mobility,” said Franz Reiner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG, in a statement. “In North America, our strategy is clear: focusing on where EV drivers are and where they are going to enhance the North American EV charging map while setting new standards for quality and customer experience. These efforts will pave the way for greater EV adoption here in North America and around the world.”
Mercedes-Benz’s strategy includes integration with retail outlets, as evidenced by partnerships with Simon and Buc-ee’s travel centers. These locations are strategically chosen for their high EV usage and potential for supporting long-distance EV travel. The network will expand to Buc-ee’s centers in Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia by the end of 2023, with Simon Mall locations following in the first half of 2024.