IONITY is a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz, Ford, BMW and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. Its ambitious goal is to establish 400 high-power charging stations across Europe, paving the way to pan-European EV travel.
We reported in April, how the company has opened a charging station next to Leads which is equipped with six of IONITY’s new award-winning 350kW chargers, that feature a new design and improved functionality. Drivers are able to charge their electric cars in as little as 20 minutes depending on their vehicle’s charging capacity.
The company has reportedly just over 200 stations with almost 900 charging points across Europe and it keeps expanding. All the company’s high-power charging network uses the leading European charging standard CCS (Combined Charging System) and is sourced by 100% renewable energy. Thus, drivers of electric vehicles are able to travel not only emission-free but also CO2-neutral.
Adding Hyundai, which is working to expand its electric car portfolio, is a great achievement for IONITY. In fact, with this partnership, major EV automakers are truly tackling the charging issue and helping smooth the transition from internal combustion engines to lithium-ion batteries, according to Thomas Schemera, Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group.
“By investing in IONITY, we are now part of one of the most comprehensive charging infrastructure networks in Europe,” he said. “We are committed to providing holistic solutions to make it easier than ever for people to make the switch to eco-mobility.”