Hyundai invests in IONITY’s network

Hyundai, alongside Kia Motors, has announced an investment into the pan-European high-power-charging (HPC) electric vehicle (EV) network, IONITY.

The agreement, announced on 9 September, will see Hyundai and Kia EVs equipped with 800 volt charging systems from 2021 onwards to accommodate IONITY’s maximum charging power of 350kW. It will enable customers to use IONITY’s HPC facilities and significantly reduce their charging times while better allowing for long-distance travel.

Thomas Schemera, the Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division, Hyundai Motor Group, said: “Our participation in this joint venture reaffirms the Group’s commitment to future electromobility. I am confident that our work with IONITY will open a new era of high-power charging experiences, where charging will be seamless and easier than refuelling for our customers.”