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BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and a Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche form Joint Venture

IONITY – Pan-European High-Power Charging Network Enables
E-Mobility for Long Distance Travel


  • Joint Venture to build a High-Power-Charging (HPC) Network
    for electric vehicles starts operation
  • IONITY will exercise and work about 400 quick charging
    stations opposite European vital thoroughfares until 2020
  • Build-up of 20 stations in mixed European countries
    starts already in 2017
  • A charging ability of adult to 350 kW enables to reduce
    charging time significantly when compared to existent systems
  • Multi-brand harmony with stream and future
    generations of electric vehicles by Combined Charging System (CCS)



Munich, Nov. 3, 2017 – Launching approximately 400
HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier
and outlines an critical step for electric vehicles. Based in Munich,
Germany, a corner try is led by Chief Executive Officer Michael
Hajesch and Chief Operating Officer Marcus Groll, with a flourishing team,
set to series 50 by a start of 2018.


“The initial pan-European HPC network plays an essential purpose in
substantiating a marketplace for electric vehicles. IONITY will broach our
common idea of providing business with quick charging and digital
remuneration capability, to promote long-distance travel,” pronounced Hajesch.

Creation of 20 charging stations starting in 2017

A sum of 20 stations will be non-stop to a open this year,
located on vital roads in Germany, Norway and Austria, during intervals of
120 km, by partnerships with “Tank Rast”, “Circle K” and
“OMV”. Through 2018, a network will enhance to some-more than 100
stations, any one enabling mixed customers, pushing different
manufacturer cars, to assign their vehicles simultaneously.

With a ability of adult to 350 kW per charging point, a network will
use a European charging customary Combined Charging System to
significantly revoke charging times compared to existent systems. The
brand-agnostic proceed and Europe-wide placement is approaching to
assistance make electrified vehicles some-more appealing.

Choosing a best locations takes into comment intensity integration
with existent charging technologies and IONITY is negotiating with
existent infrastructure initiatives, including those upheld by the
participating companies as good as domestic institutions. The
investment underlines a joining that a participating
manufacturers are creation in electric vehicles and relies on
general co-operation opposite a industry.

The initial partners, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and
a Volkswagen Group, have equal shares in a corner venture, while
other automotive manufacturers are invited to assistance enhance a network.

For some-more information, greatfully go to:



BMW Group

Saskia Eßbauer

+49 89 382 183 64

[email protected]


Ford Motor Company

Monika Wagener

 +49 241 942 12 12

[email protected]


Daimler AG

Madeleine Herdlitschka

+49 711 17 764 09

[email protected]


Volkswagen Group

Andreas Brozat

+49 5361 9 433 18

[email protected]


Porsche AG

Matthias Rauter

+49 711 911 243 32

[email protected]



Moritz Drechsel

+49 841 89 39914

[email protected]


About AUDI AG 


The Audi Group, with a brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one
of a many successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in
a reward segment. It is benefaction in some-more than 100 markets worldwide
and produces during 16 locations in twelve countries. 100 percent
subsidiaries of AUDI AG embody Audi Sport GmbH (Neckarsulm),
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati
Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy). In 2016, a Audi Group
delivered to business about 1.868 million automobiles of a Audi
brand, 3,457 sports cars of a Lamborghini code and 55,451
motorcycles of a Ducati brand. In a 2016 mercantile year, AUDI AG
achieved sum income of €59.3 billion and an handling distinction of
€3.1 billion. At present, approximately 88,000 people work for the
association all over a world, some-more than 60,000 of them in Germany. Audi
focuses on tolerable products and technologies for a destiny of mobility.


About a BMW Group 

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than
140 countries. In 2016, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.367 million
cars and 145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation was
approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion.
As of 31 Dec 2016, a BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729
employees. The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on
long-term meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore
determined ecological and amicable sustainability via a value
chain, extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.


About Daimler AG

Daimler AG is one of a world’s many successful automotive
companies. With a groups Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks,
Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the
Daimler Group is one of a biggest producers of reward cars and the
world’s biggest manufacturer of blurb vehicles with a global
reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet
management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and
innovative mobility services. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler
and Carl Benz, done story with a invention of a car in
a year 1886. As a colonize of automotive engineering, it is a
proclivity and joining of Daimler to figure safely and sustainably
a destiny of mobility: The Group’s concentration is on innovative and green
technologies as good as on protected and higher automobiles that appeal
and fascinate. Daimler hence invests in a growth of
fit expostulate trains with a long-term idea of locally
emission-free driving: from high-tech explosion engines about hybrid
vehicles to electric expostulate trains powered by battery or fuel cell.
Furthermore, a association follows a unchanging trail towards intelligent
connectivity of a vehicles, unconstrained pushing and new mobility
concepts. This is only one instance of how Daimler frankly accepts
a plea of assembly a shortcoming towards multitude and the
environment. Daimler sells a vehicles and services in scarcely all the
countries of a universe and has prolongation comforts in Europe, North
and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its stream code portfolio
includes, in serve to a world’s many essential reward automotive
brand, Mercedes-Benz (Source: Interbrand-Study „The Anatomy of
Growth“, 10/5/2016), as good as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and
Mercedes me, a brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star,
BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial
Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial
Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The
association is listed on a batch exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart
(stock sell pitch DAI). In 2016, a Group sole around 3 million
vehicles and employed a workforce of some-more than 282,000 people; revenue
totalled €153.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €12.9 billion.


About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a tellurian association formed in Dearborn, Michigan.
The association designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of
Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury
vehicles, provides financial services by Ford Motor Credit
Company and is posterior care positions in electrification,
unconstrained vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately
203,000 people worldwide.


About Porsche AG

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG formed in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany,
is a world’s heading manufacturer of disdainful sportscars. In 2016,
a association delivered around 237,000 new vehicles to a customers
around a world, generating sales of EUR 22.3 billion. The company’s
handling income sat during EUR 3.9 billion, creation Porsche one of the
world’s many essential automotive manufacturers. Porsche founded the
sportscar shred some-more than 50 years ago with a recover of the
iconic 911 sportscar. Further indication lines have given followed in the
form of a 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne and 918
Spyder. Porsche is also environment milestones when it comes to plug-in
hybrid drives: Porsche was a initial manufacturer to deliver this
record in high-performance sportscars (918 Spyder), exclusive
saloons (Panamera S E-Hybrid) and reward off-road vehicles (Cayenne S
E-Hybrid). What’s more, with a tests on a 919 Hybrid prototype,
Porsche is already achieving success operative on a record of
tomorrow in a LMP1 category of a World Endurance Championship (WEC).
This record is also set to be used in a initial quite electric
series-production sportscar that will be launched by a finish of the
decade in a form of a “Mission E”. In total, Porsche AG employs a
staff of around 28,000 opposite a creation by 70 subsidiaries.
Production comforts have been determined in Zuffenhausen (for the
911, 718 Boxster und 718 Cayman) and Leipzig (for a Panamera, Macan
and Cayenne). The development, pattern and motorsports departments are
formed in a Development Centre in Weissach, Germany.


About a Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group with a domicile in Wolfsburg is one of the
world’s heading car manufacturers and a largest carmaker in
Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from 7 European
countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley,
Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles,
Scania and MAN. Each code has a possess impression and operates as an
eccentric entity on a market. The product spectrum ranges from
motorcycles to tiny cars and oppulance vehicles. In a commercial
car sector, a products embody ranges from pick-ups, buses and
complicated trucks. The Group operates 121 prolongation plants in 20 European
countries and a serve 11 countries in a Americas, Asia and Africa.
Every weekday, 610,076 employees worldwide furnish scarcely 42,000
vehicles, and work in vehicle-related services or other fields of
business. The Volkswagen Group sells a vehicles in 153 countries.
With a “TOGETHER – Strategy 2025″ destiny program, the
Volkswagen Group is paving a approach for a biggest change routine in
a history: a realignment of one of a best carmakers to turn a
globally heading provider of tolerable mobility.