North America is about to welcome a brand-new, “high-powered” EV charging network. The automotive industry’s who’s who of Mercedes, BMW, GM, Stellantis, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia supports the product, which goes by the name Ionna.

After receiving regulatory authority and starting operations, Ionna plans to launch its first EV chargers in the US by the end of the year, followed by Canada. Its lofty objective is to have at least 30,000 chargers “strategically positioned” throughout North America.

These will be “backed by the combined quality, reliability, and resources of the world’s leading automakers” and run on renewable energy, according to Ionna. There will be “multiple high-powered chargers to facilitate long-distance journeys” at each of its locations.

All EVs with NACS and CCS connectors will be able to access the charging network. Anticipate a range of facilities, including digital integration, visually appealing locations, and adjacent or within the same complex food service, retail, and restroom operations. The charging stations will feature canopies for “unprecedented customer comfort and charging ease” wherever feasible.

Payment applications, transparent energy management, intelligent route planning that considers the Ionna network, and charging slot reservations are just a few of the features that Ionna will seamlessly integrate with the in-vehicle and in-app experiences by the aforementioned automakers.

Topics #Automotive Industry #Electric Vehicles #EV Charging Network #Ionna #NACS #Renewable Energy