Ionity companions with Regio to increase high-power EV charging community in Sweden
Sweden’s efforts at decarbonizing mobility have led to fast progress within the variety of electrical automobiles and an rising want for charging infrastructure. IONITY and property firm Regio have joined forces to help EV drivers by providing simply accessible public high-power charging (HPC) open to all manufacturers. Inside a 12 months, the companions plan to supply 12 new stations with 108 public high-power charging factors with as much as 350 kW at retail websites on key freeway junctions – from Skellefteå within the far north to Karlskrona within the southeast of Sweden.
The 12 new websites are aimed toward each long-distance travellers, who can take pleasure in retail and catering amenities throughout battery recharge, and the rising variety of EV homeowners who wish to incorporate quick, public charging into their on a regular basis routines.
“Rising our high-power charging community throughout Europe is a high precedence for us,” says IONITY COO Marcus Groll. “This collaboration with Regio marks a serious step ahead in increasing our presence in Sweden by providing charging hubs in city areas. Collectively, we will present strategically positioned public charging that may be conveniently built-in into EV drivers’ day by day commute whereas additionally bettering the long-distance electrical journey expertise.”
Regio CEO Eric Bergström provides: “The mix of our nationwide attain plus IONITY’s HPC chargers is not going to simply create worth for our tenants and their prospects, but additionally make a big contribution to addressing the scarcity of public EV chargers in Sweden at present.
We have to work collectively and throughout industries to assist pace up the transition to a extra sustainable way of life, and we’re subsequently very blissful to begin this strategic partnership with such a longtime and skilled agency as IONITY.”
At current, IONITY operates 23 stations and 136 excessive energy chargers in Sweden. The planning course of for the 12 new stations has already began, with most of them anticipated to be inbuilt 2023. Every web site might be offering between six to 12 high-power chargers therefore including a big addition to Sweden’s EV charging infrastructure.
Providing a charging capability of as much as 350 kW, IONITY makes it doable to high up the battery to 80 % capability in lower than half an hour – or in some instances simply 15 minutes, relying on battery kind. This has change into a should for long-distance journey. Nonetheless, given the rising variety of EVs with an ever-increasing vary of 500 km and extra, quick charging has change into a key pillar of public infrastructure as nicely.
The IONITY community is open to electrical automobiles of all manufacturers that use the usual CCS plug. All stations present a constant buyer expertise, barrier-free entry, and buyer help in 9 languages accessible 24/7.