03
november
2017
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12:13
Europe/Amsterdam

IONITY - Krachtig europabreed laadnetwerk maakt E-mobility voor lange afstanden mogelijk

  • Joint venture is gericht op het opzetten van een High-Power-Charging (HPC) netwerk voor elektrische voertuigen

  • IONITY gaat tot 2020 circa 400 snellaadstations bouwen en exploiteren langs belangrijke Europese wegen

  • Al in 2017 worden de eerste 20 laadstations gebouwd in verschillende Europese landen

  • De laadcapaciteit van maximaal 350 kW verkort de laadtijd aanzienlijk in vergelijking met bestaande systemen

  • Geschikt voor de huidige en toekomstige elektromodellen van verschillende merken dankzij het Combined Charging System (CCS)

München, 3 nov. 2017 – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company en de Volkswagen Group met Audi en Porsche hebben vandaag de oprichting van de joint venture IONITY aangekondigd. Deze joint venture gaat een Europees High-Power Charging (HPC) netwerk voor elektrische voertuigen opzetten en exploiteren.

Met de bouw van circa 400 HPC stations tot 2020 maakt IONITY het eenvoudiger om lange afstanden af te leggen met elektrische voertuien, een belangrijke stap op dit vlak. De joint venture is gevestigd in München en wordt geleid door Chief Executive Officer Michael Hajesch en Chief Operating Officer Marcus Groll. Begin 2018 moet hun team bestaan uit 50 leden.

“Het eerste Europabrede HPC netwerk speelt een cruciale rol in het verkooppotentieel van elektrische voertuigen. IONITY zorgt ervoor dat klanten toegang hebben tot een snellaadnetwerk met digitale betaalmogelijkheden, waardoor ze probleemloos lange afstanden kunnen afleggen”, aldus Hajesch.

20 laadstations worden dit jaar in gebruik genomen

Nog dit jaar worden in totaal 20 laadstations in gebruik genomen. Ze zijn gevestigd langs belangrijke doorgaande wegen in Duitsland, Noorwegen en Oostenrijk, met tussenafstanden van circa 120 km. Hierbij wordt samengewerkt met ‘Tank & Rast’, ‘Circle K’ en ‘OMV’. In de loop van 2018 zal het netwerk worden uitgebreid naar meer dan 100 stations, waarbij elk station eigenaren van auto’s van verschillende merken in staat stellen om hun auto’s tegelijkertijd bij te laden.

Het netwerk beschikt over een capaciteit van maximaal 350 kW per laadpunt en maakt gebruik van de Europese laadstandaard Combined Charging System, waardoor de laadtijden aanzienlijk korter zijn dan bij de huidige systemen. De multimerk-aanpak en het feit dat het netwerk Europabreed is, zal de aantrekkelijkheid van elektrische voertuigen aanzienlijk vergroten.

Bij de zoektocht naar de beste locaties wordt gekeken naar de integratiemogelijkheden met bestaande laadtechnologieën en de medewerkers van IONITY kijken naar samenwerkingsmogelijkheden met bestaande infrastructuurinitiatieven, waaronder de initiatieven die worden ondersteund door de deelnemende fabrikanten alsmede politieke instanties. De investering onderstreept het commitment dat de deelnemende fabrikanten hebben met betrekking tot elektrische voertuigen en is vereist internationale samenwerking in de auto-industrie.

De initiatiefnemers, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company en Volkswagen Group, hebben gelijke aandelen in de joint venture, terwijl andere autofabrikanten benaderd zullen worden met het verzoek om te helpen bij de uitbreiding van het netwerk.

Voor meer informatie kunt u kijken op www.ionity.eu

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About AUDI AG 

The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. It is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in twelve countries. 100 percent subsidiaries of AUDI AG include Audi Sport GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy). In 2016, the Audi Group delivered to customers about 1.868 million automobiles of the Audi brand, 3,457 sports cars of the Lamborghini brand and 55,451 motorcycles of the Ducati brand. In the 2016 fiscal year, AUDI AG achieved total revenue of €59.3 billion and an operating profit of €3.1 billion. At present, approximately 88,000 people work for the company all over the world, more than 60,000 of them in Germany. Audi focuses on sustainable products and technologies for the future of mobility.

About the BMW Group 

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2016, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.367 million cars and 145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax was approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees. The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

About Daimler AG

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial 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, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, it is a motivation and commitment of Daimler to shape safely and sustainably the future of mobility: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of efficient drive trains with the long-term goal of locally emission-free driving: from high-tech combustion engines about hybrid vehicles to electric drive trains powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz (Source: Interbrand-Study „The Anatomy of Growth“, 10/5/2016), as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the 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 company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2016, the Group sold around 3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 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 global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide.

About Porsche AG

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG based in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, is the world’s leading manufacturer of exclusive sportscars. In 2016, the company delivered around 237,000 new vehicles to its customers around the world, generating sales of EUR 22.3 billion. The company’s operating income sat at EUR 3.9 billion, making Porsche one of the world’s most profitable automotive manufacturers. Porsche founded the sportscar segment more than 50 years ago with the release of the iconic 911 sportscar. Further model lines have since followed in the form of the 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne and 918 Spyder. Porsche is also setting milestones when it comes to plug-in hybrid drives: Porsche was the first manufacturer to introduce this technology in high-performance sportscars (918 Spyder), exclusive saloons (Panamera S E-Hybrid) and premium off-road vehicles (Cayenne S E-Hybrid). What’s more, with the tests on the 919 Hybrid prototype, Porsche is already achieving success working on the technology of tomorrow in the LMP1 class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). This technology is also set to be used in the first purely electric series-production sportscar that will be launched by the end of the decade in the form of the “Mission E”. In total, Porsche AG employs a staff of around 28,000 across the globe through 70 subsidiaries. Production facilities have been established in Zuffenhausen (for the 911, 718 Boxster und 718 Cayman) and Leipzig (for the Panamera, Macan and Cayenne). The development, design and motorsports departments are based in the Development Centre in Weissach, Germany.

About the Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. The product spectrum ranges from motorcycles to small cars and luxury vehicles. In the commercial vehicle sector, the products include ranges from pick-ups, buses and heavy trucks. The Group operates 121 production plants in 20 European countries and a further 11 countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Every weekday, 610,076 employees worldwide produce nearly 42,000 vehicles, and work in vehicle-related services or other fields of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries. With its “TOGETHER – Strategy 2025" future program, the Volkswagen Group is paving the way for the biggest change process in its history: the realignment of one of the best carmakers to become a globally leading provider of sustainable mobility.