Buc-ee’s has partnered with Mercedes-Benz HPC North America LLC to establish charging hubs at Buc-ee’s travel centers and create a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across North America.
Mercedes-Benz has already started working on charging hubs at several Buc-ee’s locations across the country, which provide value to EV drivers through their strategic placement along key transit corridors in the South and Southeast, including I-75 and I-95.
The companies hope to have several charging hubs operational at Buc-ee’s travel centers in Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia by the end of 2023 and are targeting to have 30 hubs open by the end of 2024.
“Within a remarkably short period, we’ve made significant strides towards opening several charging hubs at Buc-ee’s travel centers. 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,” said Andrew Cornelia, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz HPC NA.
This new strategic partnership represents another step for Mercedes-Benz as it works to fulfill its promise of expanding EV charging in North America by building charging hubs where EV drivers are and where they are going.
This collaboration allows Mercedes-Benz to integrate sustainable charging, using 100% renewable energy, into the background of EV drivers’ lives to meet their practical charging needs. The company will also be teaming up with MN8 Energy, a renewable energy company owning and operating nearly 900 renewable energy projects across 28 states, to help Mercedes-Benz achieve industry-leading uptime.
"The Mercedes-Benz Charging Network expands global charging options for customers of all EV brands to promote clean, electric mobility," said Franz Reiner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG. "In North America, our strategy is clear: focusing on where EV drivers are and where they are going to enhance the North American EV charging map while setting new standards for quality and customer experience. These efforts will pave the way for greater EV adoption here in North America and around the world."