Ionity is a pan-European ultra-rapid EV charging network, providing 350 kW CCS units to drivers travelling along main routes across the UK and the continent.
Access to the Ionity network is via RFID card, smartphone app, or QR code. In the future, access to Ionity points will be able to be carried out simply by plugging the EV in, with communication between car and charger activating the session and billing the user.
Ionity network costs
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge:69p per kWh
No connection or subscription fees
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an Ionity charge point, head to Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator. This allows you to select any new or used plug-in vehicle, and tailor elements – such as electricity cost and charge required – for personalised results.
Ionity network access
Access to the Ionity network is made via Ionity’s app, by scanning the QR code on the unit, or via RFID card. Users register either, and payment is taken from the linked bank account after the charge.
Finding Ionity points on Zap-Map
All Ionity points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points operated by Ionity.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networks
Ionity currently has no links with other networks, so there is no cross-network compatibility. To use other networks, users will need to sign up like any other customer.
Ionity is backed by Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Ford, and VW, and looks to offer its CCS-only ultra-fast charging stations every 100 miles along the major motorways of Europe. The network’s first points on Zap-Map were in Maidstone, with the network expanding quickly across the UK.
There are currently more than five Ionity points on Zap-Map, with the same number of connectors available for network customers.