A number of the worlds top car makers have teamed up and are launching a new electric charging network in Europe called Ionity. The companies include Mercedes (Daimler), Ford, Volskwagen, Audi and Porsche.
The car makers are creating a new pan European charging network for electric vehicles and these charges come with a capacity of 350 Kw which reduces the time it takes to charge your vehicle. The car makers intend to have a total of 400 charging stations across Europe by 2020.
Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an important step for electric vehicles. Based in Munich, Germany, the joint venture is led by Chief Executive Officer Michael Hajesch and Chief Operating Officer Marcus Groll, with a growing team, set to number 50 by the start of 2018.
“The first pan-European HPC network plays an essential role in establishing a market for electric vehicles. IONITY will deliver our common goal of providing customers with fast charging and digital payment capability, to facilitate long-distance travel,” said Hajesch.
You can find out more details about the nee Ionity charging stations over at BMW at the link below.
Source BMWFiled Under: Auto News