Ionity lowers ad-hoc charging rates in twelve countries

Ionity is reducing the prices of 'Ionity Direct' in twelve countries from 28 May. The CPO also introduced two new subscription plans with flexible contract periods, which customers can choose depending on the distance travelled.

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However, Ionity does not specify in which twelve countries ad-hoc charging without a subscription will be cheaper or how much the price reduction will be. According to a chart published by the CPO, Germany and Austria are not included, so the price remains at €0.69/kWh without registration. These prices have applied since mid-August 2023.

However, in some countries where prices were still €0.79/kWh, they will fall to 69 cents per kilowatt hour – for example, in Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Italy will continue to charge €0.79/kWh, and Switzerland CHF 0.79/kWh. In Croatia, the price will fall from €0.74 to €0.73/kWh, while in Norway, the price will be NOK 5.40/kWh instead of NOK 5.99/kWh. The complete list is linked below.

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The chart also includes the two subscriptions with a monthly basic fee and the respective conditions. ‘Ionity Passport Motion’ and ‘Ionity Passport Power’ offer significant discounts compared to ad-hoc charging. The kilowatt hour is available from €0.26 depending on the country and tariff option.

‘Ionity Passport Motion’ can be booked for €5.99 per month, reducing the kWh price by around 20 cents—in Germany and other countries with a regular rate of €0.69/kWh, the price is still €0.49/kWh. Across Europe, the range is between €0.33 and €0.62/kWh. It is the cheapest in Norway (originally NOK 3.80/kWh) and the most expensive in the Czech Republic (CZK 15/kWh).

SubscriptionBasic feePrice per kWh
Ionity Passport Motion5.99 € (3.99 € in the first month)0.33-0.62 €
Ionity Passport Power11.99 € (799 € in the first month)0.26-0.51 €

The new top tariff ‘Ionity Passport Power’ has a basic fee of €11.99/month (€7.99 in the first month), but offers a higher discount of €0.26 to €0.51 per kilowatt hour. In Germany, the discount is 30 cents, which means a discount of €0.39/kWh. Norway (NOK 3.00/kWh) and the Czech Republic (CZK 12/kWh) are the two extremes.

Both tariffs have a flexible term, meaning they can be cancelled with just one month’s notice. That means that the tariffs can be booked as required – the ‘Motion’ tariff may be sufficient for everyday use at the end of the month, but the ‘Power’ tariff can be booked for long holiday trips. According to Ionity, the ‘Motion’ tariff will be worthwhile from around 150 kilometres per month (i.e. presumably from the first charging process). The ‘Ionity Passport Power’ tariff will be cheaper from 300 kilometres per month – but only if you only charge at Ionity. Charging points from other providers can still not be used via the Ionity app.

Only in January did Ionity reduce the monthly basic fee of the previously only Passport tariff from €11.99 to €5.99 in all 24 countries. The new ‘Ionity Passport Motion’ has the same basic fee and discount as the previous Passport tariff. This subscription model has been available since June 2023, but before that, discounts of up to €0.35/kWh were possible with the subscription (for €17.99 per month). (PDF)

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Paul Hetherington
29.05.2024 um 09:31
So, why is it so expensive in the UK then? It's as low as 50 cents at some Ionity chargers in France but around 74p at most UK stations. Feels like a rip off when compared to Tesla charging costs. As a whole, the UK charging rates are expensive compared mainland Europe.

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