Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to integrate Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) system into its EVs in North America, starting from 2025.
Initially, from 2024, the company will introduce an adaptor that will allow its existing Combined Charging System (CCS) BEVs to charge on the NACS network.
The move gives drivers access to the Tesla Supercharger network of 12,000 chargers across North America.
Mercedes joins a growing list of electric car manufacturers committing to using the system, including Ford, GM, Volvo and Rivian.
Mercedes also announced plans to establish its own high power charging network in North America.
The company said the network would have 400 charging hubs by the end of the decade equipped with 2,500 high power chargers.
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Its first charging hubs will be operational by the end of 2023 and will provide both CCS1 and NACS plugs.
Mercedes-Benz plans 2,000 charging hubs in North America, Europe, China, and other core markets by the end of the decade.
These will have 10,000 charging points with the potential for further expansion based on market demands.
The hubs will be open to EVs from all brands.