IONITY NEWS

December 16, 2020

It’s getting easier to be green - driving towards a greener future with IONITY

The way in which people travel is undergoing a shift. The transformation of the automotive industry is happening at breakneck speed, with the next generation of available electric vehicles (EV) offering everyone the freedom to adventure across international borders, significantly reducing our carbon footprint. With its high-power charging network, IONITY is leading the e-mobility crusade, connecting European countries, and providing EV drivers with 100% renewable energy. By switching to electric mobility everyone can drive the change. The only thing needed is a “green” attitude.

November 5, 2020

IONITY welcomes HYUNDAI Motor Group as additional shareholder

IONITY is pleased to welcome Hyundai Motor Group, with Hyundai and KIA, as a strategic partner and shareholder within the IONITY group. A green light was awarded following an extensive review by the relevant regulatory authorities. Together with the South Korean car manufacturer, the team will drive the expansion of its high-power charging network along European highways, and further advocate low-emission mobility for society.

November 2, 2020

IONITY is winner of the connect magazine high-power charging (HPC) network test awards, in the Charge Point Operators category

We are proud to have emerged as winner of the connect magazine’s HPC network test awards. The test was conducted in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and in all three countries, IONITY’s charging parks scored highest in the categories of charging point, reliability, payment and service and was therefore rated best for its charging experience.
“We are once again pleased to be awarded as winner by connect magazine for our high-power charging network”, says Dr. Marcus Groll, COO of IONITY. “Thanks to the excellent work of our team over the past three years, we have already been able to put more than 290 charging parks into operation throughout Europe. The top rating is the result of our commitment and the win motivates us once more to connect Europe and make travelling with electric vehicles a new normality”.
Dirk Waasen, editor and publishing director, of connect magazine said: “With our analysis and evaluation, we want to actively shape the future of e-mobility. To make electromobility more attractive for consumers, a well-developed and reliable charging infrastructure is essential. IONITY has convinced us here across the board”.

Press release (German only)
November 2, 2020

EV-Driving On The Rise

IONITY, the leading high-power charging network for electric vehicles registered an increase in the use of its charging stations over the last few months, especially after the COVID-19 lockdown period that started in April 2020. The ongoing corona pandemic has led to a change in mobility behaviour in Europe and helped the e-mobility sector to further gain traction.

September 25, 2020

IONITY Halo charger lights up Museo Fisogni

IONITY, Europe's leading high-power charging network for electric vehicles, is donating one of its award-winning high-power charging (HPC) stations to the Museo Fisogni, as a symbol for a new generation of fuel dispensers and IONITY’s commitment to the expansion of its high-power charging network between Brenner and Sicily.

September 4, 2020

IONITY is partner of the World EV Day

IONITY, Europe's leading High-Power Charging Network for electric vehicles, is delighted to be a partner of the inaugural World EV Day, which will take place on September 9th, 2020. The day is a celebration of e-mobility to raise awareness for electric vehicles and a sustainable way of transportation.

June 4, 2020

IONITY comes first in comparison test of leading High Power Charging infrastructure operators in Germany

European High Power Charging network IONITY with its award-winning 350 kW chargers secured first place in the charge point category achieving 810 points out of a possible 1000. IONITY also achieved “very good” ratings for its chargers and payment procedures with its service/hotline set up being rated as “outstanding”.
IONITY COO Dr. Marcus Groll commented on the results, “We are more than happy to have secured first place in the Connect Charging Network test. It is particularly satisfying to have done so well in the categories “charger” and “service hotline” as this is a real motivation for our team. Three years after being founded IONITY is well on its way to establishing itself as a significant player in high power charging both in Germany and in Europe. I also wish to thank our amazing team for achieving this result.” Unfortunately the full article is only available in German.

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April 9, 2020

IONITY EXPANDS ITS UK NETWORK WITH CLASS-LEADING HIGH-POWER CHARGING STATION AT NEW LEEDS SKELTON LAKE SERVICES

IONITY in conjunction with the Extra MSA Group has expanded its UK network with a 350kW High-Power Charging station for electric vehicles at Extra’s recently constructed ‘new concept’ Leeds Skelton Lake Services, located on the M1 J45 east of Leeds.

March 25, 2020

A MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19

During the global Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis IONITY remains focused on delivering High Power Charging across Europe to make long distance e-mobility a reality.

January 16, 2020

IONITY announces new pricing structure

IONITY is announcing a kilowatt hour based pricing structure with effect from January 31st. Connected Mobility Service Providers (MSP) such as Audi e-tron Charging Service, Mercedes me Charge, BMW ChargeNow, Porsche Charging Service and Volkswagen WeCharge offer financially attractive and bespoke packages for motorway drivers who regularly use IONITY’s European High Power Charging network.

December 11, 2019

IONITY voted most popular brand among electric charging station providers in 2019

Global Electric Club received around 1,000 responses from users and prospects of electric vehicles between 18 November and 8 December 2019. More than 250 manufacturers of electric cars and electric scooters as well as providers of charging stations and apps for electromobility were selected to be included in the survey. "We are excited about the success of our survey. The winners are being awarded in recognition of their successful rollout in Europe”, said Sebastian Crusius, co-founder of Global Electric Club.“

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September 20, 2019

Porsche Taycans use IONITY high-power charging stations on international media ride and drive event

From September 20 to October 5, IONITY's HPC charging stations will feature some very special electric vehicles: On an international media ride and drive event, starting in Oslo (Norway) and finishing in Stuttgart, Porsche is presenting its first all-electric sports car: the Taycan.

September 20, 2019

IONITY CEO WINS EUROSTARS AWARD AT IAA FRANKFURT

CEO Michael Hajesch wins prestigious Eurostars award for Electrification (Infrastructure) at IAA Frankfurt 2019.

September 10, 2019

World Premiere

At this year’s IAA, IONITY is introducing its next generation charging stations to the public

September 9, 2019

HYUNDAI ON BOARD

IONITY welcomes new shareholder Hyundai Motor Group on board

July 19, 2019

The fast charging network for e-cars is growing: New location in Thuringia launched

The service stations Altenburger Land North and South on the A4 motorway will thus become part of the Europe-wide HPC network.

June 28, 2019

UK NETWORK CONTINUES RAPID EXPANSION

IONITY partners with Extra MSA Group to provide crucial HPC stations for the UK Motorway

May 27, 2019

IONITY achieves significant milestone: 100th High-Power-Charging (HPC-) Park goes into operation in Rygge, Norway

The opening of its 100th HPC site in Rygge, Norway, IONITY represents a significant milestone in the development of charging infrastructure in Europe for IONITY.

April 25, 2019

First High Power Charging Stations on the Belgian motorway network can charge your electric car in only 20 minutes

As of today, you can charge your electric car along the Belgian motorway in only 20 minutes. Q8 and Ionity have officially opened the very first high power charging stations along the E40/E19 in Thieu (both directions).

March 15, 2019

iF Design Award 2019: IONITY product design wins Gold

67 design experts from all over the world selected the best achievements in design from more than 50 different countries. The jury agreed to honor outstanding submissions with a very special award – and honored the IONITY product design with the iF gold award 2019: „The IONITY electric charger is a highly aestethic answer to one of the key issues of e-mobility: long distance travelling“.

January 29, 2019

IONITY High Power Chargers back on line

Munich (January 29) – In response to an urgent recommendation by HUBER+SUHNER, a supplier of high-power charging cable technology, IONITY shut down a number of its high-powered chargers on January 25th as a precautionary measure. This was a result of a short circuit occurring in a firstgeneration prototype plug at a test site.

January 26, 2019

IONITY shuts down part of its network in response to urgent recommendation regarding potential safety issue with high power charging cables

Munich (January 26) - Responding to an urgent recommendation by HUBER+SUHNER, a supplier of high-power-charging cable technology, IONITY has immediately shut down a number of its highpowered chargers (up to 350kW) in its network in order to investigate a potential safety issue concerning its liquid-cooled cables. This recommendation was issued by HUBER + SUHNER to customers using the technology worldwide.

October 31, 2018

IONITY teams up with Eni and Enel x to build the first network of High-Power-Charging stations in Italy

IONITY, the joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, has signed a framework agreement with Eni to build up to 30 High Power Charging stations in Italy from 2019, initiating a new era in Italian e-mobility. 
This new partnership complements the cooperation agreement IONITY has already signed with Enel, or more specifically its advanced energy services division Enel X, to install up to 20 IONITY high power charging stations by the end of 2019.

October 11, 2018

IONITY is exhibiting at this year’s eMove360° Europe 2018 in Munich, Germany

This year’s event titled "Mobility 4.0: electric – connected – autonomous" runs from the 16th to the 18th October. IONITY is in Hall A5, Stand 604.
You can download your ticket free of charge here using the following promotion code "eM18-NXG7MC2M".
We are looking forward to seeing you.

September 3, 2018

IONITY reveals details of new pan-european High-Power Charging network

IONITY has today revealed further details concerning its electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network. After an initial welcome period in which the first stations to go online were available for use free of charge, IONITY is now commencing a new introductory phase introducing a charging session fee.  Accompanying this, IONITY is introducing an evolution of the  brand embodying its mission of making electric vehicle (EV) travel throughout Europe enjoyable and effortless.

July 24, 2018

High Power Charging comes to France as IONITY goes live with two new charging stations

The 350 kW charging parks are located at the Aire de Porte d’Angers South and Aire de Tours la Longue Vue on the two major trunk routes through France’s picturesque Loire Valley. Heralding a new chapter for E-mobility in France, this development is the result of a partnership between Eurogarages, VINCI Autoroutes and IONITY.

July 19, 2018

IONITY opens two more High-Power-Charging stations on the Swiss motorway network

The Gotthard Raststätte A2 Uri AG and IONITY today announced the launch of two new high performance charging parks at the Gotthard Süd and Nord Service stations in Switzerland. Both sites are equipped with state of the art chargers compatible with the European standard combined charging system (CCS).

July 11, 2018

Velkommen til Aabenraa!

The first IONITY charging station in Denmark goes live with effect from today. We look forward to working with site partner Circle K.

June 11, 2018

CEBIT 2018 From the lowly petrol pump to the Designer Charge

In conjunction with Designworks, responsible for the visualization of the new charging stations and points making up the majority of its pan-European 350 kW High-Power Charging network, IONITY will be presenting a full-scale concept of its new charger as well as a virtual reality presentation of the IONITY charging experience from 11-15 June 2018: Visit us in Hall 25 „Future Mobility“, Stand B48.

May 30, 2018

IONITY opens its first charging station in Switzerland

IONITY’s first charging station in Switzerland goes live today. Based in Neuenkirch near Lucerne on the A2 motorway, which is a key north-south transit route, the station is equipped with six high performance chargers and is able to support vehicles equipped with the CCS charging system.

May 24, 2018

A61 Brohltal West starts operations

Today, IONITY announces the start of its welcome phase at their second site in Brohltal. Drivers of an EV fitted with a CCS charging plug are now able to charge their cars in both directions of the A61 motorway – as each station is equipped with six charge points. Both stations are free of charge during the welcome phase.

April 17, 2018

RA61 Brohltal Ost: operations start with welcome offer

IONITY has announced that it is commencing operations at its Brohltal-Ost site today. The IONITY station is based on the A61 motorway in the German state of Rhineland Palatinate and will be operated in conjunction with the German service station group Tank & Rast GmbH. Drivers of an EV fitted with a CCS charging plug are welcome to use the station free of charge until May 31, 2018.

March 5, 2018

DESIGN CONCEPT – IONITY hedges its bets on futuristic form language

Innovation, customer experience, safety and design - these are the themes that will be the driving force behind e-mobility in the future.

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