IONITY has revealed the first design concept of it high-speed electric car charging network that will be launched throughout Europe in the coming years.
The company, a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group, plans to build 400 stations, each with a capacity up to 350 kW, by 2020.
The charging network is expected to play a key role in the expansion of EVs throughout the continent, particularly amid increased clean-energy European regulations that are set to come into force early next decade.
“Our charging station design concept is a clear signal to our shareholders, partners and customers alike that this is the shape of things to come,” said company Chief Operating Officer Dr. Marcus Groll.
Work on the first 20 stations began last year, with up to 100 stations set to be completed by the end of 2018.