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Mercedes-Benz picks Tesla’s charging standard for N.America EVs from 2025


(Reuters) -German automaker Mercedes-Benz said on Friday its electric vehicles in North America will adopt the Tesla-developed charging technology from 2025 and also get access to more than 12,000 of its Superchargers from next year.

Tesla shares were up about 1% in morning trade.

The company joins a slew of automakers who have adopted the North American Charging Standard (NACS) as they try to expand their network of fast-chargers in an attempt to make owning EVs easier.

Tesla’s Superchargers account for about 60% of the total number of fast chargers in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Mercedes-Benz also plans to simultaneously expand its charging network with more than 2,500 high-power chargers in North America.

(Reporting by Shivansh Tiwary in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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