Second Ionity 350kW charging station launches in UK
The manufacturer-backed Ionity network has launched its second fast charging station in the UK as it looks to swiftly expand its network.
The company – a joint venture between Daimler, Ford, BMW and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche – is building a pan-European fast charging network that will include 40 UK sites, each with up to four high-power CCS standard chargers that are able to charge current and future EVs in less than 20 minutes.
Located at Milton Keynes Coachway, the new site follows on from the May launch of its inaugural UK charging station a Maidstone forecourt operated by Motor Fuel Group with a third station to follow soon at Greta Green. Ionity has also formed a partnership deal with Extra MSA Group that will see the mass rollout of its chargers at motorway services.
All the UK charging stations will source 100% renewable energy.
Marcus Groll, COO, Ionity, said: “We don’t just want to provide the fastest, most reliable chargers, we want them to be as clean as possible. Eventually, our network will bring 40 High Power Charging stations to the UK, providing much-needed infrastructure for the e-mobility revolution. It is not enough to just provide 50kW chargers, that is not convincing anyone to make the switch. Ionity’s chargers are prepared for the advancement of battery technology and EVs of the future. Our network will enable long-distance journeys and help to make electric vehicle ownership a frictionless transition.”