Mercedes-Benz's First Charging Hub Is Officially Open, And Your Local Buc-ee's Could Be Next

Mercedes-Benz charging hub in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Mercedes-Benz charging hub in Sandy Springs, Georgia

Mercedes-Benz has big plans to build out a global charging network with 10,000 chargers by the end of the decade. In North America, Mercedes says to expect at least 400 charging hubs with 2,500 chargers. By the end of the year, Mercedes plans to open several charging hubs across Texas, Florida, Alabama and Georgia. For now, though, there’s only one, and it’s just north of Atlanta in Sandy Springs, Georgia. As of Wednesday, it’s officially online.

Unlike most other charging networks, Mercedes insists its charging network will actually be a good experience. With 400-kW chargers, you’ll be able to fill up as fast as your car will allow, and they’ll be located in places with bathrooms, food and drinks so you don’t have to stay in your car while it’s charging. Perhaps most importantly, Mercedes promises that its chargers will actually work. Exactly how reliable they’ll be still remains to be seen, but we appreciate that they’re at least talking about it.

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