Ionity has added to its UK network by adding high power charging station to Milton Keynes. The group is made up between Daimler, Ford, BMW and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche.
Its UK charge network continues to grow, meaning drivers in MK can now charge their Electric Vehicles (EVs) in less than 20 minutes using renewable energy from the high power chargers at the nearby city coachway.
This marks the second station to be launched in the UK, whit a third to come in Gretna Green.
Roads minister Michael Ellis said: “Our ambitious Road to Zero Strategy outlines the Government’s vision for the UK to have one of the best electric vehicle charging networks in the world.
“Close collaboration with the private sector is crucial as we move towards a zero-emission future, and Ionity’s leadership is helping supercharge the UK’s charging infrastructure.”
Ionity intends to install 400 stations in Europe by 2020, which will offer up to 2,400 chargers.
With MK being the UK home of Volkswagen Group, BMW and Daimler, the new station represents an important location for the Ionity network.
The 350kW UK charging network offers charging times as low as 8 minutes, making e-mobility a convenient, reliable and everyday experience.
These high power chargers will consist of 100% renewable energy, which will reduce the environmental impact of each journey.
Marcus Groll, chief operations officer at Ionity, said: “We are excited to continue the expansion of the UK network, alongside our partners. Milton Keynes is a key location, both geographically and as an automotive and technology hub – it was an ideal site for our second UK station.
“Now that there are Ionity high power chargers, drivers travelling in or through Milton Keynes can rapidly recharge their vehicles with 100% renewable energy.”
“We don’t just want to provide the fastest, most reliable chargers, we want them to be as clean as possible. Eventually, our network will bring 40 high power charging stations to the UK, providing much-needed infrastructure for the e-mobility revolution.”
Britain's aim to increase EVs usage was also helped by Centrica's Local Heroes home charging expansion.