IONITY to grow UK high power charging network

IONITY has agreed a deal with Extra MSA Group, which owns and operates part of the UK’s motorway network, to expand its network of fast chargers at eight service stations on UK motorways.

Each site will have six 350kW chargers with the first set to come at Extra’s location on junction 45 of the M1 at Leeds Skelton Lake later this year. Future installations are planned for locations in Cobham, Cambridge, Beaconsfield, Cullompton, Blackburn, Baldock and Peterborough.

The agreement complements IONITY’s previously sealed partnerships with the likes of Shell and the Motor Fuels Group, ensuring it has almost achieved its target of 40 fast charging stations across the UK by the end of 2020. A further 2,400 charging points are planned across Europe.

IONITY explained that its charging network will play a major role in ensuring e-mobility becomes a “convenient, reliable and everyday experience” as next-generation electric vehicles come onto the market.Current News