Kia Motors Company has announced that it has invested into IONITY, along with Hyundai Motor Company, which is a joint venture established by global automakers. Under this agreement, Kia, with the help of other automakers, will play a key role in further enhancing the availability of electric vehicle charging stations via the IONITY Charging Network.
IONITY was established in 2017 and currently has nearly 140 charging stations in Europe and is expanding its network to 400 fast-charging stations by 2020. Its European distribution and brand-agnostic approach will improve the image and accessibility of electric vehicles for everyone.
Kia’s decision to join this network means that starting in 2021, Kia and Hyundai EVs will be equipped with 800 volt charging systems to accommodate IONITY’s maximum charging power of 350 kilowatts. Customers will be able to take advantage of IONITY’s high powered charging facilities, which will help reduce charging times.
The investment in IONITY accentuates the Group’s ongoing efforts to change the game when it comes to today’s low-carbon emissions society. This includes the deployment of 44 eco-friendly models by the year 2025, cementing the Hyundai Motor Groups position as a leader in electric vehicles and alternative propulsion. The Group will obtain equal shares in IONITY as those of founding companies in IONITY.
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