Shell expands its charging efforts. Imagine that.

IONITY, a 350 kW fast charging network established by BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, announced site partners for 18 European countries.

Shell Gas Station

Shell Gas Station

Four companies, Shell, OMV, Tank & Rast and Circle K will install more than half of around 400 stations planned by 2020.

Partners for the remaining stations in other countries are to be announced.

Marcus Groll, COO of IONITY said:

“The agreements with these prestigious partners constitute an important initial milestone in our relatively short company history. So in the future, we will be able to offer a large number of fast charging stations at attractive sites along major roads in Europe.”

Here is the list of markets for each of partners already contracted:

Shell - 80 stations (500 stalls / around six per station) in 10 countries

  • Belgium, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary
Autobahn Tank & Rast (which operates around 360 petrol stations and 400 service stations, including approximately 50 hotels, within the German motorway network)
  • Germany
OMV - 4 countries
  • Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary
Circle K - 7 countries
  • Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden