In mid-November, Mercedes-Benz North America opened the first super luxury charging station they co-built with local partner MN8 Energy. Located in Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA, this charging station sets a new standard in its ability to serve users from all brands, not limited to customers who own Mercedes-Benz cars.
The biggest advantage of the Mercedes-Benz charging station is that the charging system has a maximum capacity of up to 400 kW on all charging ports. At this capacity, many electric cars that support fast charging can restore the battery from 10 to 80% in less than 20 minutes. During that time, car users can sip coffee, have a snack or simply rest at the accompanying service counter.
In addition, a goal that Mercedes-Benz aims for with this premium charging station network is the ability to be used by all electric vehicle users. For that reason, this charging station appears in the data of all charging map applications provided by 3rd parties.
As for Mercedes-Benz customers, they can use the charging station via the Mercedes me Charge application in many different ways. For example, they can reserve charging ports for certain hours remotely.
In addition, they can come and charge the car at any time and then leave without needing to register or pay as the application will automatically perform all of the above operations for them.
For high-end Mercedes-Benz customers, at certain charging stations in the new network they will have access to a private rest lounge with service counter and convenient sales system. Those who buy the new Mercedes-EQ electric car will receive 2 years of free charging, while current car owners will also receive 6 months of free charging at this new charging station system.
Mercedes-Benz has invested more than a billion USD to expand the above charging station system in the US.
In the future, they also commit to replicating the high-end charging station model to other regions, including possibly Vietnam when the Mercedes-Benz EQS is highly appreciated by Vietnamese users. In Vietnam, the German car company is also building a number of electric vehicle charging points at 5-star resorts. In the future, when electric vehicles are more popular, a high-end charging station system like the one in the US could be present in Vietnam.
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