banner

electric vehicles
192 Views

Ford, BMW, Daimler and VW launch JV to enable long-distance electric vehicle travel


BMWDaimlerFord and the Volkswagengroup, which includes Audi and Porsche, have announced Ionity as a joint venture (JV) that will develop and implement a high-powercharging (HPC) network for electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe.

Ionity will launch 400 HPC stations by 2020.

Based in MunichGermany, the joint venture is led by Michael Hajesch as CEO and Marcus Groll as COO.

The team is set to grow to 50 by the start of 2018.

“The first pan-European HPC network plays an essential role in establishing a market for EVs,” says Hajesch.

“Ionity will deliver on our common goal of providing customers with fast charging and digital payment capability, to facilitate long-distance travel.”

A total of 20 charging stations will be opened to the public this year, located on major roads in GermanyNorway and Austria, at intervals of 120 km, through partnerships with service stations and convenience stores.

Through 2018, the network will expand to more than 100 stations, each one enabling multiple customers, driving different vehicle brands, to charge their vehicles simultaneously.

With a capacity of up to 350 kW per charging point, the network will use the European charging standard to reduce charging times compared with existing systems.

The Combined Charging System should ensure multibrand compatibility with current and future generation EVs.

Ionity’s brand-agnostic approach and Europe-wide distribution is expected to help make EVs more appealing.

The founding partners all have equal shares in the JV, while other automotive manufacturers are invited to help expand the network.

Source: Engineeringnews

Recently Published

NesjavellirPowerPlant_edit2
»

Why the Clean Power Plan is good for business

Big problems require smart solutions. The Clean Power Plan, ...

Minister Pandor
(centre front),
Dr Phil Mjwara
(DST Director
General), Mr
Khaled El
Mekwad (UNIDO
Representative
and Head of
South Africa
Regional Office)
and Mr Barlow
Manilal (TIA
CEO) with the
2017 GCIP-SA
Finalists
»

SA’s BEST and BRIGHTEST cleantech innovators ready to take on the world

Water saving taps, fly larvae that turn organic waste into animal ...

Beetroot
»

The lighter & brighter side of beautiful living

With passion for South Africa, her people and the “lighter and ...

Screen Shot 2017-12-12 at 11.31.11 AM
»

Waste-wise wisdom for the festive season

It’s that time of the year when many of us go a little crazy giving ...

Greenovate winners 2017 - Nicholas Tennick, Daniel Navarro and Mark McCormick
»

UCT triumphs in environmental innovation at South Africa’s third Greenovate Awards

Young environmental game-changes from the University of Cape Town ...

waste1
»

Meet Jan Palm, IWMSA President fighting the war on waste

When he isn’t fighting the war on waste or designing waste ...

gwarming
»

Humans Are the “Dominant Cause” of Global Warming, According to the Latest U.S. Government Study

SOLID EVIDENCE In June of 2017, The New York Times received a ...

norway2
»

South Africa – Norway Science Week 2017: A collaboration on building a thriving blue economy

The event Team Norway will be hosting South Africa – Norway  ...

uber-660x330
»

Uber South Africa has launched its new campaign for the festive season. The campaign, conceptualised by Grey Advertising, was driven by its insights into the South African rider culture.

Kate Owen, SSA strategy and campaign lead, says, “This year’s ...