Mercedes-Benz has announced its plans to allow drivers to charge their electric vehicles at Tesla Supercharger stations, starting in the coming year. This strategic move comes as the German automaker continues to expand its own charging network.
Starting in 2024, Mercedes-Benz customers will have access to Tesla’s extensive network of more than 12,000 fast-chargers in North America through Mercedes me Charge, the company’s proprietary charging service. This service already encompasses over 90,000 charging points in North America. What’s more, Tesla Superchargers will be integrated into Mercedes-Benz’s in-vehicle maps and apps, ensuring convenient access for users.
In addition to leveraging Tesla’s charging infrastructure, Mercedes-Benz is committed to building its own charging network and incorporating charging hardware that is compatible with Tesla’s North American Charging Standard. This integration is set to begin in 2025, aiming to equip Mercedes-Benz EVs with identical charging capabilities to Tesla vehicles.
By the end of this decade, Mercedes-Benz aims to install more than 2,500 high-power chargers under its own brand across North America. The company has plans to open its first charging hub by the end of this year, setting the stage for an extensive charging network expansion.
Mercedes-Benz joins other major automakers, including Rivian Automotive, Ford, and General Motors, in adopting Tesla’s renowned charging network for their own electric vehicle lineups. This collaboration exemplifies the industry-wide recognition of Tesla’s superior infrastructure and paves the way for increased convenience and accessibility for EV drivers.