THE POWER OF 350 KW
The power of charging at 350 kW is the power to stop, drink a coffee, and go. At maximum speed, you can be on your way within minutes. Competing networks provide less power, and charge points in cities are even slower. So the first time you use an IONITY charging point, try not to be surprised how quickly… it’s over.
Mobile Phone Battery
Powerful phone chargers deliver around 12 W of power – so one IONITY charger could charge almost 60,000 mobile phone batteries.
100 W lightbulbs
Just one IONITY fast-charger would provide enough electricity to illuminate 3,500 100 W lightbulbs.
The IONITY charger technology automatically optimizes its charging speed to the maximum your car’s built-in battery management system can handle – provided your car is equipped with CCS standard. So whether that’s 150 kW or 350 kW, you have peace of mind knowing you’re charging at full speed.
One Europe, One Plug
IONITY replaces the hassle of Europe’s dizzying array of electric sockets – with a single plug. The Combined Charging System (CCS) is the most widely supported charging standard in Europe, with nearly universal inclusion on all electric car models past, present, and future.
Say goodbye to the days of each European country having a different plug. And say hello to hassle-free EV travel across the continent and back, any way you like. It’s so easy that the first time you use CCS will be the last time you’ll ever have to think about it.
AC/DC – Powering an EV Revolution
The key to understanding IONITY's 350 kW advantage is to take a closer look at how electricity is transmitted and stored. AC power is easily transmitted across long distances, and perfect for instant use in your home. That's why the electric grid provides AC power for all your day-to-day needs, whether turning on a light bulb or the TV. DC power, however, is better for storage, which is why DC power is used in the batteries powering everything from electric toothbrushes to electric cars. Standard EV charging takes these two characteristics into consideration, but is slow because it depends on a built-in module in your car to convert AC power from the grid into DC power to charge you EV's battery. IONITY's charging stations eliminate this bottleneck by directly converting AC power to DC via industrially-robust electronics before transmitting it straight into your car's battery at full velocity – slashing charge times at record speed.
The result is extreme power, extreme speed – and a charging experience so short you barely have time to stretch your legs and grab a snack. Faster charges, and shorter stops is how IONITY gets you home, to your loved ones, or out into nature with time to spare.
The speed of your battery
We provide the power, but your EV’s battery ultimately defines how fast it can charge.
To charge in mere minutes
- The battery must be in good condition, and specifically designed for high power charging.
- Ambient temperatures should be moderate, as extreme heat or cold can reduce charging speed.
- Charge to 80%, and then drive. At higher capacities, charging slows to reduce heat and increase battery longevity.
Good to know: Vehicle on-board systems also require power during charging – for example to maintain battery cells at their optimum temperature. This can lead to discrepancies between the energy being dispensed by the charger and the energy stored in the battery as displayed on the dashboard. Switching on additional equipment also requiring power – such as radios or air-conditioning – can also lead to even greater discrepancies.