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Mercedes-Benz high-power charging network expansion at Buc-ee’s in Texas

Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging has recently expanded its DC fast chargers at select Buc-ee’s stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, offering up to 400 kW of power at each location. The three new Mercedes DC fast charging stations are located at Buc-ee’s in Fort Worth, Temple, and Royse City, with 12 more charging stations planned for the Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston metro areas.

Buc-ee’s stores are not your average convenience stop – they are massive, spanning over 50,000 square feet and offering a wide range of products including snacks, beverages, fresh food, clothing, home decor, and Texas-themed merchandise. Known for their homemade fudge, jerky, and beaver nuggets, most Buc-ee’s locations are open 24/7.

In collaboration with Buc-ee’s, Mercedes is working towards building EV charging hubs at most of its existing stores, with a target of around 30 hubs by the end of the year. The aim is to have 400 hubs with 2,500 high-powered chargers by 2027. Mercedes emphasizes the importance of placing EV chargers near amenities that travelers need.

Mercedes offers open access for all EV drivers, supporting contactless payments with credit cards or smartphone wallets. The first Mercedes DC fast charging station came online in November at its headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Texas, as the leading producer of clean energy in the US and ranking fourth in public EV charging, is in need of around 95,000 more public chargers by 2027 to meet growing driver demand.

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