SCOOP: Mercedes-Benz reveals Canadian charging hub opening date
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Apr 17, 2024
Mehanaz Yakub

The first Mercedes-Benz Canadian EV charging hub is slated to open in early 2025, with a target of building 70 hubs across the country

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The first Mercedes-Benz Canadian EV charging hub is slated to open in early 2025, with a target of building 70 hubs across the country

Last week, during the Masters golf tournament, viewers watched a surprise ad from Mercedes-Benz Canada.

The commercial didn’t showcase the German luxury automaker’s latest sedan or SUV; instead, it heralded its upcoming electric vehicle charging hubs.

Electric Autonomy reached out to Mercedes-Benz Canada to inquire about their rollout plans for the North American charging hubs, first announced in January 2023. The company exclusively confirms to Electric Autonomy that the first of the Canadian charging hubs will open in Q1 2025.

While specific details about the locations and features of these charging hubs are still being ironed out, Mercedes says it plans to build a total of 70 stations in Canada.

By the end of the decade, Mercedes plans to have over 400 stations with more than 2,500 high-power chargers up and running across North America.

And by 2030, Mercedes-Benz plans to expand its charging hub network to include over 2,000 charging hubs worldwide, featuring more than 10,000 charging points across the U.S., Europe, China and other key markets.

Build-out started in the U.S.

The first Mercedes-Benz charging hub in North America opened last fall in Sandy Springs, Ga. The launch offers a glimpse of what Canadian EV drivers might expect as the network extends northward.

“In North America, we are focusing specifically on regions where many electric vehicles are already on the road and areas where there is a foreseeable growing need for additional charging services,” said Franz Reiner, chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG, in a press release about the opening of the Sandy Springs charging hub.

The Sandy Springs hub features ChargePoint chargers capable of speeds up to 400 kW. Customers can charge their vehicles with green electricity from renewable sources. Additionally, the hub’s rooftop solar panels generate clean energy, while LED ceiling lighting ensures safety and protects vehicles from rain or snow.

The hub has a lounge area to ensure a comfortable and convenient charging experience. Customers are able to sit, purchase food or drinks and use the restroom while their vehicles charge.

The charging hub features an accessible charging spot and one uncovered, drive-through charging spot for electric vans or EVs with trailers up to 26 feet in length.

“With our own Mercedes-Benz Charging Network, we are expanding the global charging offer for customers of all-electric vehicle brands and making an important contribution to sustainable mobility,” said Reiner. “In doing so, we are setting a new standard for a premium charging experience and thus also promoting the acceptance and further spread of electric vehicles.”

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