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.
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.