IONITY

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IONITY
TypeJoint venture
IndustryAutomotive infrastructure
Headquarters
Munich
,
Germany
Area served
Europe
Key people
Dr. Michael Hajesch (CEO) Dr. Marcus Groll (COO)
ProductsAutomotive industry
OwnersBMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group, Volkswagen Group
Websiteionity.eu

IONITY is a high-power charging station network for electric vehicles to facilitate long-distance travel across Europe.[1] It's a joint venture founded by the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group, but other automotive manufacturers are invited to help expand the network.[2] In November 2020 Hyundai Motor Group entered IONITY as the 5th shareholder. The joint venture is privately funded but has been awarded €39.1 million in EU public funds (20% of the cost for building out the network[3]).

Charging stations[edit]

  • Charging capacity of up to 350 kW per point
  • European charging standard Combined Charging System (CCS)[4]
  • Located on major European highways
  • Capable of charging certain cars (e.g. Porsche Taycan in 2021[5]) up to 80 per cent in just 15 minutes.[6]
  • Charging stations have from 2 to 8 CCS plugs each, with 4 plugs per station on average.[7]
  • Charging stations have slightly different design, depending on country and manufacturer.
  • Most stations (in 2019) were produced by Tritium and ABB, and some by Porsche itself.[8]

Members[edit]

Current members include BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford and Volkswagen Group. In November 2020 Hyundai Motor Group formally joined IONITY after announcing on September 9 2019 that would bring Hyundai and Kia brands on board as strategic partners.[9]

Rollout[edit]

IONITY rollout table: number of open stations per country per quarter.[10][11]

2020_Q4 2020_Q3 2020_Q2 2020_Q1 2019_Q4 2019_Q3 2019_Q2 2019_Q1 2018_Q4 2018_Q3 2018_Q2
Germany 99 90 88 79 69 53 39 26 21 2 2
France 72 55 46 44 43 26 17 10 5 2
Austria 16 16 16 16 16 13 11 9 7 2
Norway 18 18 15 14 13 12 12 6 4
Sweden 21 20 18 16 14 10 7 3 1
Switzerland 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 6 3 1
Belgium 9 9 7 7 7 7 5 3
Denmark 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 1 1
Netherlands 10 10 10 9 9 5 2
United Kingdom 13 11 7 4 3 3 2
Ireland 6 6 4 4 4 3 1
Italy 17 12 5 4 2 2 1 1
Hungary 5 4 4 4 3 2 1
Slovenia 5 3 2 2 1 1 1
Finland 3 3 3 3 3
Spain 8 5 4 2 1
Czech Republic 2 2 1 1 1
Croatia 1 1 1 1
Slovakia 1 1
Lithuania 2 1
Total 325 282 248 224 202 150 112 71 45 10 3

2017[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.[1] By the end of 2017, no stations were open to the public.

IONITY bid for Europ-e[12][3] funding from the European Union and was awarded £39.1m to help develop its network, across 13 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK.

2018[edit]

First IONITY charging station was opened on 24 April 2018 at Brohltal-Ost on the A61 motorway in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15]

By the end of 2018, 47 stations on map are marked open and 45 as now building.[16]

2019[edit]

The 100th charging station was open to public in Rygge, Norway on 27 May 2019.[17] On 20 December 2019 200th charging station was completed.[18]

2020[edit]

In 2017, IONITY planned to have "implemented and operate about 400 fast charging stations across European major thoroughfares until 2020".[1]

In January 2020, IONITY announced that customers with no contract would be charged 0.79 euros per kWh.[19] The network was criticized for the 500% rate increase for those drivers without a subscription plan.[20] German automakers shared discounted rates for Connected Mobility Service Providers network participants.[21] For example, Mercedes-Benz announced a reduced IONITY charging price of 0.29 euros per charged kilowatt hour for Mercedes' me Charge users.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Haeussler, Andrea (2017-10-30). "IONITY – Pan-European High-Power Charging Network Enables E-Mobility for Long Distance Travel" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  2. ^ "Launch of Pan-European High-Power Charging Network IONITY - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Presse-Datenbank". presse.porsche.de. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  3. ^ a b "europ-e". europ-e.eu. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  4. ^ "BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche form Joint Venture". press.bmwgroup.com. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  5. ^ "Porsche Taycan to have 250 kW charging at launch, promised 350 kW coming in 2021". Electrek.
  6. ^ "Launch of Pan-European High-Power Charging Network IONITY". newsroom.porsche.com. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  7. ^ "Status Tracker for IONITY HPC". ionity.ev-info.eu. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  8. ^ "Status Tracker for IONITY HPC". ionity.ev-info.eu. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  9. ^ "IONITY WELCOMES NEW SHAREHOLDER HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP ON BOARD". 2019-09-09. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  10. ^ "IonityTracker". ionity.evapi.de. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  11. ^ "Status Tracker for IONITY HPC". ionity.ev-info.eu. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  12. ^ KOSTOV, Petre (2018-05-28). "2017-DE-TM-0064-W". Innovation and Networks Executive Agency - European Commission. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  13. ^ "Ionity opens first charging station - ElecTrans". www.electrans.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  14. ^ "Charging - ionity.eu". www.ionity.eu (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  15. ^ "IONITY - WHERE AND HOW". ionity.eu. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "ionity.eu". Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  17. ^ "IONITY achieves significant milestone: 100th High-Power-Charging (HPC-) Park goes into operation in Rygge, Norway - News storage - IONITY EU". ionity.eu. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  18. ^ "Development of Ionity network size". ionity.evapi.de. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  19. ^ Kane, Mark (2020-01-17). "IONITY Announces A kWh-Based Charger Pricing Plan". InsideEVs. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  20. ^ Benoit, Charles (2020-01-17). "IONITY to increase electric vehicle charging prices 500%". Electrek. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  21. ^ Jonathan (2020-01-21). "IONITY network dramatically increases EV fast charging costs". Fleet Europe. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  22. ^ Mercedes me Charge Offers Access To 300,000 Charging Points, Inside EVs, 21 January 2020