Trying to find the perfect place to charge your Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche funded IONITY has announced an exciting plan.
IONITY already has the largest network of high-performance charging stations in Europe, which is accessible by the majority of electric vehicles. The joint venture is now ramping up its plans for further expansion.
By 2025, the number of charging sites is expected to rise from the current 400 to more than 1,000. This will result in about 7,000 charging points – more than four times as many as the current 1,500. The IONITY network uses the European charging standard, the Combined Charging System (CCS). The 800-volt technology in the charging stations means that the network can be used to charge the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo and Taycan at its full potential of up to 270 kW. By using the Porsche Charging Service, Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo drivers also benefit from a standardised and significantly discounted price at IONITY fast-charging stations; currently 0.33 euros per kilowatt hour.
"We are seeing a clear increase in electromobility and the associated high-performance charging infrastructure. At Porsche, 50 per cent of the cars delivered worldwide by 2025 are expected to be partially or fully electric - more than 80 per cent by the end of the decade. By investing in the IONITY joint venture, we are sending an important signal to customers that elevates the comfort and convenience of travelling in an electric vehicle even further,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche AG.
The IONITY Strategy 2.0
IONITY charging points will be built not only on Europe’s motorways, but also near major cities and along busy main roads. These future locations will be built with six to twelve charging points. Furthermore, existing sites along routes with high charging demand will be upgraded with additional charging points.
As part of the Oasis flagship concept, IONITY aims to significantly increase convenience and service. In order to do so, the company intends to acquire more land to set up charging parks with their own catering services and connected shops.
Porsche Charging Service with almost 200,000 charging points
Porsche Charging Service gives drivers access to charging points across the globe owned by various providers, including IONITY. Currently, almost 200,000 charging points are connected in Europe, across 20 countries. Among them are around 6,500 charging points with a charging capacity of more than 50 kW DC. Central billing takes place via Porsche. In addition to the network of the IONITY joint venture, Porsche is planning to set up its own fast-charging stations along Europe’s most important transport routes.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here