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Ionna: this high-power charging network wants to compete with Tesla

Seven automakers have teamed up to create Ionna, a new high-power charging network that begins operations in North America.

At least 30,000 high-power charging stations

To compete with Tesla’s Supercharger network, seven major global automakers have teamed up to create In ita new high power charging network. The joint venture has just received approval from regulatory authorities, and therefore officially begins its activities in North America.
“I am honored to lead Ionna and work alongside these esteemed automakers to shape the future of electric mobility. Our shared commitment to creating an extensive, high-powered charging network reflects our commitment to revolutionizing the entire electric vehicle charging experience and contributing to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.”declared Seth Cutler, CEO of Ionna, on this occasion.
Ionna aims to become one of the most accessible and reliable high-power charging networks in North America, with the goal of deploying at least 30,000 charging stations. By the end of the decade, Ionna aims to become a leader in providing convenient, accessible and reliable fast charging infrastructure.

Ionna: an alliance between seven manufacturers

Ionna is the result of an alliance between seven of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers: BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz et Stellantis.
Powered by renewable energiesthe Ionna charging network will be accessible to all electric vehicles equipped with NACS or Combo CCS connectors, regardless of their brand. The joint venture already promises “seamless, in-vehicle, premium charging experience”. To offer greater comfort to its users, Ionna plans stations with toilets, a catering service, but also retail stores, all in strategic locations.
On the charging side, the locations will be practical and equipped with awnings, and will offer easy charging experience, with functions and services seamlessly integrated into the in-vehicle experiences of the applications of the automakers involved. It will then be easy to reserve your charging station, plan a route to a station, but also pay for your electric charging sessions, while being able to keep an eye on your car’s energy management.

Ionna’s first charging stations should come into service in 2024 in the United States, followed by Canada.

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