Hyundai, Kia join Ionity, Europe’s high-power charging network for electric vehicles
Hyundai Motor Group has joined Ionity, Europe’s high-power charging network, as a strategic partner and shareholder. Through its participation in this joint venture, Hyundai Motor Group – including Kia and Hyundai brands – will drive the expansion of the high-power charging network along Europe’s highways, promoting the further adoption of zero-emission mobility.
The Ionity charging network uses the European CCS (Combined Charging System) charging standard. Since the network uses 100 per cent renewable energy, drivers of electric vehicles are not only able to travel emission-free, but also CO2-neutral.
Ionity builds and operates a high-power charging (HPC) network along Europe’s highways, using state-of-the-art technology with a charging capacity of up to 350kW.
Every Ionity charging station consists of an average of four charging points. Ionity was founded in 2017 and is a joint venture by BMW Group, Mercedes Benz AG, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche.
The company is headquartered in Munich with an additional office in Oslo, Norway.