May 25, 2023 - 10:53 am
Volkswagen’s Elli adjusts charging tariffs Europe-wide
Volkswagen’s energy subsidiary, Elli, is set to change tariffs with higher prices coming in from June. This adjustment will affect not only Elli customers but also the charging fees of VW brands. We have learned that prices across the board are rising, including the previously affordable Ionity rates.
May 15, 2023 - 01:10 pm
Ionity opens largest charging park yet
Ionity has inaugurated its largest charging park to date in Affi on Lake Garda, Italy. The new Ionity site has 18 HPC columns, each with up to 350 kW of power, supplied by a photovoltaic system.
Apr 28, 2023 - 01:18 pm
UK charging providers set up lobby group ChargeUK
In the UK, 18 of the country’s leading charging infrastructure providers have joined forces in a new organisation called ChargeUK. The companies want to invest more than six billion pounds in developing and operating charging infrastructure in the UK by 2030.
Nov 10, 2022 - 03:45 pm
Ionity to hit UK charging network targets before due date
In the UK, Ionity says it has already completed upgrading all eight of Extra MSA Group’s countrywide motorway service areas (MSAs) to six ultra-rapid chargers – ahead of UK government scheduled targets. Ionity is also installing ultra-fast charging at Gateshead’s Metrocentre in Newcastle.
Nov 8, 2022 - 06:45 pm
Ionity hits 430 charging park milestone
Five years after its founding, the fast-charging joint venture Ionity has delivered an interim status on the development of its HPC network in Europe. According to the report, more than 430 Ionity charging parks with 1,900 charging points are currently in operation in 24 European countries.
Oct 1, 2022 - 01:02 pm
Ionity to cooperate with &Charge
HPC operator Ionity has partnered with eMobility startup &Charge to use direct customer feedback to improve the charging experience for its customers.
Sep 12, 2022 - 07:20 am
BMW to enable ‘Multi Contract Plug&Charge’ in 2023
BMW will roll out Plug&Charge in first models starting from mid-2023, enabling customers to charge at public charging points without a charging card or app. That alone is not too new anymore. However, the carmaker told us before the news, that there was something more.
Sep 1, 2022 - 01:47 pm
Robotic charging project will launch real-world testing
A robotic charging consortium with mighty players such as Ionity, Porsche, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, TÜV Süd and others has formed in Germany. Under ROCIN-ECO, they want to drive standards for automated charging and deliver demonstrators at test sites.
Jun 29, 2022 - 04:46 pm
CharIN presents official logo for Plug&Charge (ISO 15118)
The CCS initiative CharIN has presented the official logo of Plug&Charge to identify the charging points equipped offering this function at a glance. However, charging point operators (CPO) and car manufacturers can freely display the logo or not.
Jun 9, 2022 - 03:06 pm
Genesis partners with Shell Recharge Solutions in Europe
In partnership with Shell Recharge Solutions, Hyundai’s Genesis brand gives electric car customers access to over 300,000 public charging points in more than 35 European countries through a single app. Part of the new Genesis Charging program is a free five-year Ionity subscription.
Apr 28, 2022 - 01:42 pm
Paua introduces roaming service exclusive to fleets
Paua, a newcomer to the e-mobility space founded in 2020, says it has reached a milestone with its roaming network now allowing access to 10,000 charge points across the UK. Their partners include leading providers such as Osprey, Fastned, Ionity, Connected Kerb, Char.gy, and Mer.
Apr 25, 2022 - 06:18 pm
VW expands networks & offers fixed prices
The Volkswagen Group is launching a charging and energy campaign. The volume brands Volkswagen, Cupra/Seat and ŠKODA are now to offer fixed kilowatt-hour prices throughout the entire charging network. At the same time, the Group is further expanding its European charging network.
Feb 3, 2022 - 01:24 pm
Spirii & PowerGo want to install 15,000 charging stations by 2024
PowerGo, a subsidiary of the Dutch solar company Powerfield, cooperates with the charging platform Spirii to build a large charging network for electric cars in Europe. They plan to install 15,000 charging points in at least seven designated countries within the next two years.
Jan 27, 2022 - 01:47 pm
Hyundai Europe launches special Ionity tariffs
In Europe, Hyundai has released new packages offering preferential tariffs for the Ionity network in which the company holds a stake. Two Ionity packages, Premium and Lite, offer better charging rates. At the same time, drivers opting for the new Ioniq 5 receive up to two years Ionity Premium for free.
Dec 16, 2021 - 12:28 pm
VW introduces charging update off the production line
Soon, all electric models in VW’s ID. series will roll off the production line with a new software version that will bring advantages when charging. Most of the updates will be applied “over the air” to vehicles that have already been delivered.
Nov 24, 2021 - 02:12 pm
Ionity gets €700m boost for EU charging
Ionity is receiving a 700-million-euro investment from its current shareholders and new partner Blackrocks Global Renewable Power Platform. The fresh captial will be used to massively expand the HPC network in Europe to around 1,000 locations by 2025.
Oct 27, 2021 - 11:08 am
Diess gives a Ionity a pat of approval
After Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess had a bad experience with Ionity’s charging network a few months ago and made his anger known on LinkedIn, Ionity should be happy about Diess’ latest post: This time his charging experience at the German network was far improved.
Oct 12, 2021 - 02:04 pm
Ionity now has Plug&Charge accross EU network
In Europe, Ionity is now able to offer Plug&Charge functionality at all of its charging stations. After an initially gradual introduction in the past months, the Munich-based company says that Plug&Charge is now available at all 371 Ionity locations currently in Europe.
Oct 1, 2021 - 01:28 pm
Ionity launches 35 Cent/KWh subscription model
Ionity is launching a subscription model for its charging stations. This is intended to give electric car drivers the opportunity to use Ionity charging stations without charging cards from other Mobility Service Providers (MSP) or charging services from car manufacturers participating in Ionity at a reduced rate.
Aug 10, 2021 - 05:04 pm
A negative charge for Ionity
German top managers get a negative charge from Ionity: Karl-Thomas Neumann is now another top German automotive manager to be disappointed in the charging network from Ionity.
Aug 8, 2021 - 04:00 pm
VW CEO Diess negatively charged by Ionity
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess apparently ended up negatively supercharged after a bad experience with the Ionity charging network in which VW has a 20 per cent stake. “This is anything but a premium charging experience, IONITY!” ranted Diess on LinkedIn.
Jun 30, 2021 - 02:35 pm
Shell & Renault interested in buying into Ionity
Shell and Renault are apparently two of several interested parties that want to take a stake in the fast-charging network Ionity. The final bids for a 20 to 25 per cent stake in the joint venture, worth 400 to 500 million euros, are expected to be made in July.