ABB has received an order for a further 324 high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargers from IONITY – a joint venture of BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company.
The chargers are to be rolled out in 24 countries by the end of 2020 as part of the second phase of its network expansion.
To date, IONITY has opened 202 charging sites across 18 European markets. It recently celebrated the launch of its 200th charging station in Lully, Switzerland which includes ABB’s latest high-power, customized IONITY chargers.
Michael Hajesch, Managing Director at IONITY, says: “ABB is one of our preferred technology partners for high-power chargers all over Europe. With their new customized design launched with IONITY, they are continuing to expand the market. They have developed a very small footprint for the dispenser unit in our new IONITY design”
Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions, adds: “We have been proud to support IONITY in the initial phase of its EV charging network roll-out and are very much looking forward to our ongoing work with them to build a comprehensive, pan European, high-power charging network. IONITY’s aim is to make long distance European travel as feasible for electric vehicles as for fossil-fueled vehicles and with this latest extension to our supply agreement, we are another step closer to achieving that mission.”
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