The two partners will initially set up some 30 locations by the end of 2024. According to Mercedes, “work on charging hubs at numerous Buc-ee’s locations across the country,” meaning that the first HPC charging points will even be put into operation by the end of the year. Mercedes did not disclose exactly how many that will be.
“Within a remarkably short period, we’ve made significant strides towards opening several charging hubs at Buc-ee’s travel centres,” says Andrew Cornelia, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz HPC North America. “Buc-ee’s strategic locations along major travel routes, combined with their commitment to clean and accessible amenities, aligns perfectly with our vision. Together, we’re not only providing exceptional value but also redefining the EV charging experience for drivers nationwide.”
About a week ago, Mercedes-Benz announced a partnership with Simon Property Group, the largest shopping mall operator in the US. The deal provides for the installation of Mercedes-Benz-branded HPC stations at 55 Simon properties.
Mercedes-Benz also recently commissioned its first ‘Charging Hub‘ in Chengdu, China. The first hubs in the US and Europe will be completed in November, specifically in Atlanta and Mannheim, Germany. By the end of this decade, Mercedes-Benz plans to have more than 2,000 charging hubs worldwide with a total of 10,000 charging points.