IONITY Ultra Fast Charging Network Maps Out Planned Stations
Audi presented at a conference in Oslo, Norway a makeshift map with fast charging stations of the IONITY network, established by the BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche.
IONITY will offer 400 stations (with about six charging stalls each) by the end of 2019. The uniqueness of this project is 350 kW power level envisioned for future long-range electric cars. High power is why these chargers are called ultra fast.
It is expected that initial charging output will be “just” 150 kW.
One of the biggest partners in Europe is Shell, who signed up for 80 stations.
As you can see on the map, IONITY fast chargers are placed near main routes/highways.
In the U.S., the ultra fast chargers are anticipated to be installed through Volkswagen’s Electrify America (first target is 290 stations by the end of 2019).
The first ultra fast charging stations already appear in Europe like the one in Germany, launched in December. At first, four 175 kW spots were made available, but from Spring on it will be 350 kW, according to charging operator Allego.