Volkswagen Group, Daimler, Ford and BMW have teamed up to create Ionity — Europe’s largest network of charging stations for electric vehicles
According to sources, several automotive companies have teamed up to create Europe’s vast network of charging stations for electric vehicles.
Volkswagen Group, Daimler, Ford and BMW will develop a network of fast charging stations called Ionity. The goal of automakers — 400 stations by 2020. Before the end of this year will be built 20 stations.
The first station will appear in Norway, Austria and Germany. They will be located at intervals of about 120 km, which is sufficient for most electric vehicles. Among other things, this will allow to use the machine with electric traction for traveling in Europe, not being afraid to stay around the middle of the road with an empty battery.
Under the project, the giants signed an agreement with Tank & Rast, the head of the autobahn in Germany, a supermarket chain Circle K and the oil and gas company OMV. By the end of next year promise to put into operation a hundred stations using the combined charging system CCS. The maximum capacity of each station will be available up to 350 kW.
Companies involved in joint venture Ionity will have in it an equal share. The headquarters will be located in Munich.
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