Shell to roll out IONITY charging network

Shell has signed an agreement with high-powered charging network operator IONITY to offer charge points across ten European countries.

It will start with 80 of its biggest highway stations, allowing drivers to travel long distances with confidence for the first time.

The high-powered chargers will take five to eight minutes on average to charge next-generation electric vehicles, making them up to three times faster than any other charger currently available to drivers.

IONITY is a joint venture between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, which was formed to create a network of 350-kilowatt chargers next to major highways in Europe.

István Kapitány, Shell’s global executive vice president of retail, said: “Customers want to go on long journeys in their electric vehicles and feel confident that there are reliable, comfortable and convenient places to charge them quickly

“Demand for electric vehicle charging on Europe’s major highways is set to grow rapidly. We are pre-empting drivers’ need to charge quickly by becoming one of IONITY’s major partners, giving customers access to the fastest charge points across 10 European countries.”

The agreement is part of Shell’s global drive to provide more and cleaner energy solutions.

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