Working with Alpitronic is one way that Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging is localising its supply chain as part of its US$1bn investment into a North American charging network. Together, the two companies are bolstering investment in the clean energy and transportation economy to deliver a fast-charging network capable of supporting EV drivers from all brands.

"As we continue to scale Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging, we are investing in both this critical infrastructure and the workforce behind its success," said Andrew Cornelia, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging. "We're proud to partner with Alpitronic who has not only designed a best-in-class product with some of the fastest charging speeds available, but is a company equally committed to investing in America's clean energy workforce."

In November 2023, Alpitronic opened its US corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the capacity to support over 300 jobs. The Hypercharger 400s that Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging will deploy are produced domestically at a facility in Wisconsin. The Hypercharger 400 offers customers up to 400kW charging and support for a wide output voltage range. The first units will be available at Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging sites beginning in Q3 2024. Both CCS and NACS cables will be available across the network later this year.

Mercedes-Benz High Power Charging, in partnership with MN8 Energy, is responsible for the development and operation of the charging network in North America. It will help realise the next, essential step forward in Mercedes-Benz's electrification strategy: expansion of the overall North American EV charging map to help propel EV adoption to the next levels.