The IONITY fast-charging network has so far completed 6 of its planned 400 charging stations. Good news is that you can now track the progress on their brand new interactive map.
For those of you who are fresh and haven’t heard us talk about what IONITY is hundreds of times, here’s the deal. IONITY is a partnership that was started between BMW, Ford, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche to bring a fast-charging network (350 kW charging) that will cover most of Europe. Having an established infrastructure is as important as the actual electric car itself, and these companies EVs will not sell without it.
The importance of a continent-wide ultra fast charging infrastructure is understated. It will be very hard for people to have continued range anxiety when there are stations at appropriate distances from one another throughout the whole country. The fast 350 kW charging will also help alleviate a major concern that some have when it comes to recharging, the waiting time. 350 kW charging should get a car from near empty to 80% within 15 minutes, bringing EVs closer to the wait times found for gas cars.
IONITY is one of the numerous charging networks that are popping up in Europe, but due to the size and brands involved, IONITY is the one we most look forward towards.
The plan is to have 400 charging stations up and running by 2020. In late July they brought their current total up to 6, by adding two stations in late July. Two more are found in Switzerland, one in Germany, and one in Denmark.
They recently added an interactive map to view all the active stations and ones that are being built. So if you were a fan of the Tesla supercharger map and watching superchargers pop up all along the country, this is right up your alley.
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