Ekoenergetyka wins Ionity and three more clients
Ionity has appointed another supplier of high-power charging hardware in Ekoenergetyka. The Polish company will deliver HPC stations with up to 350 kW of power, Ionity announced on social media.
The HPC joint venture of leading carmakers has already installed chargers with Ekoenergetyka technology at three Ionity locations in Croatia, Slovenia and Finland.
Announcing the cooperation at the IAA Mobility in Munich, Ionity called the manufacturer a “true pioneer in the EV charging industry since 2009, hailing from Poland”.
Meanwhile, Ekoenergetyka had more news at the IAA. The company announced three new sales and service partnerships. The German companies Adler Smart Solutions and Ionium, as well as the British provider Swarco Smart Charging, will distribute and service charging stations from Ekoenergetyka in their home markets and other European countries.
“These agreements will substantially expand our reach in the European market, and we’re delighted that we’ll be even closer to the customer,” said Eko CEO and Co-Founder Bartosz Kubik.
Kubik established Eko in 2009 out of an academic research project and now employs around 1,000 people and claims to supply 20% of Europe’s charging stations for municipal buses. The so-called Ultrachargers offer power outputs between 750 kW and 1.5 MW. Clients include operators in cities such as Barcelona, Berlin and Paris.
In Poland, Ekoenergetyka says it captured 80% of the HPC market; however, also by establishing its own network, Ekoen, in 2021.
The new deals see the company venture deeper into the CPO market by offering “off-the-shelf charging solutions backed by long-term service agreements”.
These include monitoring and often remote troubleshooting from the company’s base in Zielona Góra, near the Polish-German border about 200 km from Berlin.
The Polish headquarters includes testing and R&D labs, where in-house teams develop new chargers.
The joint venture between Audi, BMW, Ford, Hyundai-Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche currently runs over 500 high-power charging parks with over 2,500 charge points in 24 European countries.