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Date: November 28, 2023
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Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates First European Charging Hub in Mannheim

In this hub, electric drivers can access six charging points, each boasting an output of 300 kW. Thanks to intelligent charging management, certain electric vehicle models can charge from 10% to 80% in less than 20 minutes.
Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub Mannheim

Mercedes-Benz has officially opened its inaugural German charging hub in Mannheim.

The event marks the beginning of a larger vision, with Mercedes-Benz planning to establish over 2,000 of its own charging stations worldwide, equipped with more than 10,000 fast-charging points, by the end of this decade.

Franz Reiner, CEO of the company, stated, “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 EV charging,” he added.

Situated in the Rhine-Main-Neckar region, one of Germany’s vital transport corridors, this Charging Hub sets new standards for rapid, secure, and environmentally friendly electric vehicle charging.

In this hub, electric drivers can access six charging points, each boasting an output of 300 kW.

With a focus on efficiency, each charger has only one port, ensuring that the maximum energy reaches the charging vehicle.

Thanks to intelligent charging management, certain EV models can charge from 10% to 80% in less than 20 minutes.

The Mercedes-Benz Charging Hubs are accessible to vehicles of all sizes, welcoming small cars to vans from any brand.

Mercedes-Benz customers enjoy additional benefits, including attractive conditions such as a welcome introductory rate.

This includes complimentary charging via the Mercedes me Charge charging service at all new Mercedes-Benz Charging Hubs during the initial months.

Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, commended Mercedes-Benz’s commitment and highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts between business and politics to support the growth of electric mobility in Germany.

Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport of Baden-Württemberg, emphasized the need for a nationwide and demand-oriented charging infrastructure to propel the success of electric mobility.

Global Expansion Plans

Mannheim marks the fourth charging station that Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated worldwide, following Atlanta (USA), Chengdu (China), and Foshan (China).

The company plans to launch additional charging stations in the U.S. and China by the end of the year, with further locations in Germany, Italy, Spain, and France expected in 2024.

By the end of 2024, the company aims to expand its global charging network to over 2,000 charging points, including more than 200 in Europe.

Convenient Charging for Mercedes-Benz Customers

Mercedes-Benz Charging Hubs are seamlessly integrated into the Mercedes me Charge digital charging network for customers.

Electric vehicle drivers can conveniently access more than 550,000 charging points in Europe and over 1.4 million charging points worldwide through Mercedes me Charge.

Strategic Partnership with E.ON

To ensure a top-tier charging experience, the company has partnered with E.ON in a strategic partnership in Europe.

E.ON will provide support in site search, planning, construction, operation, and accompanying services of the planned Mercedes-Benz Charging Hubs in Europe.

Patrick Lammers, Member of the Board of Management of E.ON, emphasized, “This partnership is a milestone on this path: By setting up high-power charging stations in Europe, we are jointly making an important contribution to decarbonization.”

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