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Mercedes-Benz To Add EV Charging At All Buc-ee’s Locations

Mercedes-Benz partners with Buc-ee's to install EV charging

Mercedes-Benz HPC North America LLC has entered into a new strategic agreement with Buc-ee’s, marking a milestone in the journey to create a national charging network for drivers across the country.

Mercedes-Benz will build charging hubs at most Buc-ee’s travel centers, starting with about 30 by the end of 2024, and has begun work on charging hubs at multiple locations across the country, with some to be open by the end of this year.

“Mercedes-Benz HPC North America’s collaboration with Buc-ee’s represents an important moment in our pursuit of a national charging network that sets a new standard in both convenience and quality,” said Andrew Cornelia, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz HPC NA.

“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.”

Since beginning its multi-state expansion in 2019, Buc-ee’s has opened travel centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee, and has broken ground on locations in Springfield, Missouri; Hillsboro, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Harrison County, Mississippi; Smiths Grove, Kentucky; Luling, Texas; and Johnstown, Colorado.

“Buc-ee’s values people and partnerships,” said Jeff Nadalo, Buc-ee’s general counsel. “Our new collaboration with Mercedes-Benz HPC North America will continue our traditions of elevated customer convenience and excellent service that have won the hearts, trust and business of millions in the South for more than 40 years.”

This new strategic partnership represents another step for Mercedes-Benz HPC NA toward fulfilling its goal of expanding the EV charging map in North America through a “value-based approach” by building charging hubs where EV drivers are.

Buc-ee’s travel centers provide value to EV drivers through its strategic placement along key transit corridors in the South and Southeast, in addition to high-quality amenities like freshly prepared food, beverages and souvenirs.

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