Ultra-Fast Charging With Enel X and IONITY

Ultra-Fast Charging With Enel X and IONITY

An ultra-fast charging station network to appear in Italy thanks to an e-mobility JV with BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW

Published on JUNE 06, 2018

An e-Mobility JV to Bring Fast Charging to Italy

The agreement foresees the installation of 20 charging sites across Italy by the end of 2019. Each site will host up to six 350 kW ultra-fast stations that enable the latest-generation e-cars to “fill up” in just 15-30 minutes. The 20 IONITY charging stations are included in the joint venture’s plan to install 400 such sites across Europe by 2020.

No More Range Anxiety

Under the agreement, Enel X will identify the locations, assess their suitability, and install the first IONITY station by the end of 2018. The new Ultra-Fast charging points will revolutionize the refueling concept. While worries about long charging times were a significant deterrent to electric mobility, the Ultra-Fast stations by Enel X and IONITY effectively give the green light to buying an e-car. It will only take a few minutes to fully charge an up-market model, for both Enel X clients and those who use other operators in the IONITY network. 
New arrivals on the e-car market will be equipped with CCS, the combined charging system that adapts to different types of columns, enabling them to “fill up” in 15-30 minutes. Some models, like the Porsche Mission E and the Audi E-TRON, are set to launch at the end of this year. The new ultra-fast stations mean that current and future electric vehicles will enjoy complete freedom of movement, including on long journeys across Europe.
It seems that range anxiety will no longer be a factor for drivers of tomorrow’s electric cars!