Ionity launches new charging pricing scheme

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Ionity’s European-wide, high power charging network has announced that it is introducing a new pricing structure that will charge non-MSP customers on a kilowatt-per-hour basis.

As of January 31, the network will allow customers without contracts to use the charging stations at a rate of €0.79cts per kWh. This has been introduced to cater for non-frequent motorway users or those that are not contracted to a mobility service provider (MSP) to use pan-European network to charge their vehicles.

With currently over 200 charging stations with 860 points across 20 European countries offering charging of up to 350kW, Ionity is making intercontinental travel using electric vehicles a viable option. Making the pricing structure more transparent will also help with the concerted effort to get drivers to go electric with peace of mind.

Michael Hajesch, CEO of IONITY, commented: “It has always been Ionity’s aim to build a uniform and coherent network to make seamless, high-speed, long-distance electric mobility across Europe a reality. Providing customers with unparalleled levels of service is key to our business. With regard to the rapid developments in electromobility our new pricing scheme offers a viable and transparent pricing structure in Europe. Depending on their individual needs, our customers have the freedom to choose the most appropriate scheme available.”

For EV owners that are contracted with connected MSPs such as Audi e-tron Charging Service, Mercedes me Charge, BMW ChargeNow, Porsche Charging Service and Volkswagen WeCharge they are also able use the Ionity network, with rates and charges established by the individual contract.

Ionity is a joint venture between the BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz AG, the Ford Motor Company, and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. Once the planned network has been fully developed, Ionity’s chargers will cover 24 European countries by the end of 2020, with 100 per cent-renewable energy.

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