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Mercedes-Benz and MN8 Energy have committed over $1 billion to build North America’s fastest EV charging network by the end of the decade, powered by 100% clean energy and open to all EV drivers, prioritizing premium quality and an elevated experience 

The EV Charging Summit & Expo (Mar. 20-22 in Las Vegas) is North America’s largest EV charging infrastructure event 

LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Andrew Cornelia, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz HPC North America, will headline the upcoming EV Charging Summit & Expo (Mar. 20-22 in Las Vegas) with a Mar. 21 keynote address entitled, “The Path Forward: A New Phase of EV Charging.” Cornelia, a recognized leader in the EV charging sector, will explore the industry’s transition into a new era focused on the quality, speed, and reliability of EV charging infrastructure. 

“Today’s EV charging is a major barrier to widespread electrification of the automobile industry. Mercedes-Benz HPC is dedicated to solving this issue through setting new benchmarks in seamless customer experiences and reliability of public EV charging, said Cornelia. “I am excited to connect with key stakeholders across the industry to discuss how we collectively improve availability, access, safety and predictability for all EV drivers today and into the future.”

The EV Charging Summit & Expo takes place March 20-22, 2024, at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees can purchase passes at Qualified media members may apply for press credentials using the online media request form.

Despite significant investments in EV charging infrastructure across the United States, nearly half of consumers cite charging as the biggest hurdle to EV adoption. Cornelia’s keynote will address these concerns head-on, advocating for an enhanced charging experience as the linchpin in the cultural shift toward electric transportation, available to all drivers from day one. 

Cornelia’s participation in the event comes months after the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Charging Network, inaugurated at the first charging hub in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Mercedes-Benz, in partnership with MN8 Energy, has committed to invest over $1 billion to deliver 2,500 chargers within at least 400 charging hubs across North America by the end of the decade. 

Cornelia stands at the forefront of the EV charging industry as the President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz HPC North America. Cornelia is a longtime leader in the EV sector and previously led Strategic Finance for the launch of Tesla’s charging network and helped pioneer Volta Charging’s innovative model to redefine driver experience. He also holds advisory positions at Bluedot and eDRV, contributing to innovative EV charging solutions.

“The launch of Mercedes-Benz HPC North America’s new charging network is a major event in the EV charging industry,” said Luke Vinci, president of MVP Media Network, which hosts the EV Charging Summit & Expo. “We know accessibility and reliability of charging infrastructure will determine the success of transportation electrification. We’re thrilled to have Andrew sharing his perspective and expertise with EV Charging Summit attendees.”

Andrew Cornelia’s Sessions at the EV Charging Summit & Expo include:

9:35 am–9:45 am | Thu, March 21, 2024Keynote Address: The Path Forward: A New Phase of EV Charging

9:45 am–10:30 am | Thu, March 21, 2024Keynote Panel: The Realities of Today’s EV Charging Network to Meet Rising Deployment Demands 

Additional Panelists:
Chris Hutter, Chief Executive Officer, National Power
Jim Castelaz, Founder and CTO, Motiv Power Systems
Alex Schroeder, CTO and Former Executive Director, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

About Mercedes-Benz HPC North America Mercedes-Benz HPC North America is responsible for the development and operation of the Mercedes-Benz high-power charging network in North America, helping realize 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. Its mission is to deliver an industry-leading premium charging experience, with plans to deploy 400 charging stations and over 2,500 high-power chargers across North America by the end of this decade. As part of Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG, we play a crucial role in expanding the North American EV charging infrastructure and driving EV adoption. The company is a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Investment Company LLC and MN8 Energy, a leading renewable energy company. MN8 will develop and operate the EV charging stations that form the Mercedes-Benz High Power Charging North America network. Mercedes-Benz HPC North America is part of the Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG family of companies, the financial and mobility services division of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.

Further information on Mercedes-Benz HPC North America is available at: 

About the EV Charging Summit & Expo
The EV Charging Summit & Expo industry leaders, government officials, municipalities, utility companies, residential and commercial decision-makers, and researchers from across the globe. As the leading independent professional event focused on the education and development of specialized EV industry needs, the Summit & Expo offers pre-conference workshops, structured networking opportunities, educational panel discussions, case studies, and a robust expo floor providing a comprehensive attendee experience to stay ahead in a highly competitive and fragmented market.

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