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Joint venture
Area served
Key people
Dr. Michael Hajesch (CEO) Dr. Marcus Groll (COO)
OwnersBMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen Group

IONITY is a joint venture with the mission to build a pan-European high-power-charging (HPC) network for Electric vehicles to facilitate long-distance travel.[1] It was founded by the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, but other automotive manufacturers are invited to help expand the network.[2]

Charging stations[edit]



The company claimed that a total of 20 stations would open to the public, located on major roads in multiple European countries through partnerships with Tank & Rast, Circle K and OMV. By the end of 2017, no stations were open to the public.


First IONITY charging station was opened on 24 April 2018 at Brohltal-Ost on the A61 motorway in Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate.[5]

By August 2018, 7 stations were open: 1 in Germany, 1 in Austria, 2 in France, 2 in Switzerland, and 1 in Denmark, with 4-6 chargers on each. 4 more stations are marked as coming soon.[6]

By October 2018, 10 stations with 4-6 CCS charger plugs were open, 20 stations are marked as "now building". Charging cost for the rest of 2018 was established as 8 (€8, or £8, or 8CHF depending on country) per charging session (no power or time restrictions). In Scandinavia the session fee will be 80 NOK / SEK / DKK. The European Union countries currently remaining without published plans for IONITY chargers include: Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and the UK. [7]

By the end of 2018, 38 stations on map are marked open and 40 as "now building" (although, stats plate under map on start page claim 47 station as open, and 45 as now building).[8]


By this time IONITY plans to have implemented and operate about 400 fast charging stations across European major thoroughfares.


  1. ^ Haeussler, Andrea (2017-10-30). "IONITY – Pan-European High-Power Charging Network Enables E-Mobility for Long Distance Travel" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  2. ^ "Launch of Pan-European High-Power Charging Network IONITY - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Presse-Datenbank". Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  3. ^ "BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche form Joint Venture". Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  4. ^ "Launch of Pan-European High-Power Charging Network IONITY". Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  5. ^ "Ionity opens first charging station - ElecTrans". Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  6. ^ "Charging -". (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  7. ^ "IONITY - WHERE AND HOW". Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "". Retrieved 2019-01-15.