Mercedes-Benz launches the first charging station for electric cars in Europe

Mercedes-Benz launches the first charging station for electric cars in Europe

Mercedes-Benz launched its first charging station in Germany in the city of Mannheim. The hub is part of the company’s plan to create more than 2,000 charging stations worldwide by the end of this decade, with more than 10,000 fast charging stations worldwide.

Il Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in Mannheim is located along one of the country’s main transport routes and is designed to provide fast, safe and sustainable charging for electric vehicles. There are six charging points inside the station, each with a power of 300 kW and which allows electric vehicles to be charged from 10% to 80% in less than 20 minutes. Each charging point has only one door, to allow the connected car to receive maximum charge energy.

The charging hub also has large parking facilities, to allow vehicles of any size to take advantage of the various columns installed on the site, and is characterized by an elegant design with the brand’s distinctive features. Mercedes-Benz: the roof is equipped with renewable energy photovoltaic panels and in the nearby areas there is also a branch where you can stop while waiting. Owners of cars from the brand can also benefit from free charging at new centers for the first few months.

Mercedes-Benz plans for the future

After one US station in Atlanta and two in China, the Mannheim station is already the fourth charging station. Mercedes-Benz puts it into practice around the world. The goal is to expand the global charging network to more than 2,000 proprietary stations, 200 of which are in Europe, by the end of 2030, for a total of 10,000 charging stations installed worldwide.

After the opening of more centers in Germany, charging stations will also be opened in Spain, France and Italy in 2024. To achieve this goal, the company has relied on E.ON as a strategic partner, which will provide support in the search for suitable sites, in the construction and planning of payment centers, also take advantage of solutions based on artificial intelligence to provide support. in energy supply.

All fast charging stations for Mercedes-Benz are connected to the Mercedes me Charge charging network, which already gives customers easy access to more than 1.4 million charging points worldwide. Customers can use the manufacturer’s vehicle navigation system to find various stations, while in the future it will be possible to pre-book a payment point only at Mercedes dealerships.

Mercedes-Benz therefore it is taking a big step in the development of global fast charging infrastructure and the launch of the brand’s exclusive proprietary network is the next important step in this direction.

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