IONITY, the European high-power charging network for electric vehicles, has reported an increase in the use of its charging stations over the last few months, especially after the Covid-19 lockdown period that started in April 2020.
The company says the ongoing virus pandemic has ‘led to a change in mobility behaviour in Europe and helped the e-mobility sector to further gain traction’.
IONITY was founded in 2017 and is a joint venture founded by BMW Group, Mercedes Benz AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche.
Dr Michael Hajesch, CEO at IONITY, says: “Apparently, the pandemic has made people reflect on the way we all travel short and long distance.”
He adds: “Not only from a consumer point of view. For example, in several European countries the government just recently launched a series of measures to tackle the negative economic consequences of the pandemic, including a temporary increase in subsidies for electric and hybrid vehicles.”
The company is headquartered in Munich with an additional office in Oslo, Norway.