Mercedes-Benz announced at CES 2022, one of the world’s most important technology-focused fairs, that it will establish 10 thousand electric vehicle charging stations around the world by 2030. The company plans to expand to China and Europe, stating that it will start building its electric charging network from the US and Canada. According to the press release; It was noted that the devices at the stations will be open to everyone and there will be 30 electric chargers in each.
Mercedes-Benz is among the companies that shape the automobile industry in the electric age. The company comes to the fore with various projects and investments to have a say in the electric car industry. In November 2018, the company took part in the $240 million investment round of ChargePoint, which offers charging points for electric vehicles . Founded in the USA in 2007, Siemens, Braemar Energy Ventures, Daimler Trucks & Buses, Chevron Technology Ventures, American Electric Power, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Quantum Energy Partners and Linse Capital were among those involved in the $240 million tour of the company.
The news that 2022 became one of the automobile companies that introduced the subscription system in their electric cars in November came to the fore . The company started selling vehicles in the EQ series with a subscription package called Acceleration Increase. Mercedes’ aim is to offer better performance by increasing the performance of EQ series vehicles. This subscription package allows vehicles to go 0.8 seconds faster from 0-100 km/h. Mercedes-Benz has determined the subscription fee as 1 thousand 200 dollars per year.
With this subscription, the capacity that actually exists in the hardware of the vehicles will be revealed with the software. By increasing the power by 20-24 percent, the 0-100 KM/h acceleration time will decrease. It’s also a clear indication of the change in the automotive world that Mercedes deliberately limited performance to sell it as an optional extra later on. We will see the consumer’s interpretation of this in the coming period.