The number of Ionity charging stations will quadruple – DRIVE

Investment firm BlackRock joined the project and became the only non-car manufacturer. Prior to that, the Ionity network was supported by BMW Group, Hyundai Motor Group (including Kia), VW Group (Audi and Porsche), Ford and Mercedes-Benz.

The shareholders of the Ionity charging network announced new investments in its development – 700 million euros (58.7 billion rubles) will go to “accelerate expansion in Europe”. By 2025, the number of plant sites in 24 countries will increase from the current four hundred to more than a thousand. The number of terminals themselves will more than quadruple, from 1,500 to about 7,000. Each will offer six to 12 charging points.

The Ionity network will acquire, build and operate its locations based on the Oasis concept (pictured). We are talking about covered pavilions with a service station, cafes, restaurants and shops.

In total, only 6,500 out of 200,000 locations in the EU now offer more than 50 kW DC. This is why Porsche is planning its own fast charging stations “along the most important routes in Europe” in addition to Ionity. The Porsche Destination Charging program (2,700 locations in 70 countries) already allows customers to charge electric cars and plug-in hybrids free of charge. In addition, owners of Taycan sedans are experiencing a “significant price reduction” in the Ionity, which requires € 0.35–0.79 (RUB 28–66) per kWh.

Source: DRIVE.RU by

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