Ionity Unveils Next-Gen High Power Charging Stations With 350 kW

Ionity has arrived at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show with an all-new high-power charger, featuring improved functionality and a unique LED light ring dubbed ‘The Halo’.

The latter can act as a beacon on highways during the night, helping drivers to find stations while also communicating availability from a distance. Once you’re connected, the light ring will indicate the state of charge by changing color.

Another interesting feature is the charger’s advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens, presenting customers with all the information they need within a structured menu. Meanwhile, Ionity HPC chargers that have already been installed across Europe, will be updated to feature this same information menu, which is available in up to 10 languages.

“We are confident our new IONITY High-Power chargers  will make a significant contribution to e-mobility in general and to the European IONITY HPC network in particular. Forward-looking product design with innovative lighting solutions, user-friendly cable management, advanced digital user interface and class-leading architecture will make EV charging  more convenient and safer for customers,” stated the company’s CEO, Michael Hajesch.

Also read: BMW’s Designworks Studio Is Designing These Sleek Charging Stations For Ionity

Ionity’s tech partner Tritium is the first company to industrialize this new 350 kW high-power charger, boasting a fully flush compartment with no bumps, exposed screws or pop rivets.

The first Ionity station to feature the new charger will open in Denmark this autumn, while the company’s initial network of 400 high-power charging stations should be deployed by the end of next year. Right now, some 140 Ionity HPC stations are up and running, with a further 50 being under construction.

  • HD

    They have to act quickly. Tesla has over 12,000 superchargers around the world. Ionity is at 140 and only in Europe. That’s very little – and mind you, this is the thing that is supposed to rapid charge the new Taycans and many upcoming German electric cars.

    • Daniela Wolf

      Fast charging cars besides Tesla models:
      Taycan, e-tron oh wait VW is the only company which can currently offer something?
      Besides i have to point out one thing:
      Everything above 150 kw charging can be considerated as raping the battery….

      • HD

        That’s just not true. The Tesla Model 3 pre-heats the battery to allow safe rapid charging, and as all rapid chargers they don’t allow the same rate (just a much slower) above 80% to protect the batteries. Where did you get this information from?

        • Daniela Wolf

          Burning cars.^^

    • Etain05

      You are comparing two different things. The number of Supercharger stalls to the number of Ionity locations. The number of Supercharger locations is 1620, not over 12.000. And the number of Ionity stalls is at least 500, not 140. But that is irrelevant anyway, because Tesla has to focus globally while Ionity is only for Europe (Electrify America is for the US, and others for the rest of the World). And there’s also the fact that Ionity is just one of the many CCS charging networks, so you have to look at all of them. And then the fact that these chargers can go up to 350kW, while all those 12.000 Superchargers are limited to only 150kW if not less, and there’s practically only 2 locations in the world with V3 Superchargers.

      • HD

        Valid point Etain, but all these chargers can be used by Tesla owners as well, while the superchargers cannot. That is a huge advantage. When you are using the superchargers you don’t have to worry that they work, you don’t need to have membership or a card or an app.

  • m_1

    Wait, they illuminated the fueling station, so it could be seen at night?! This is incredible innovation! Truly, we are living in the future…

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