Gretna Green gets Scotland’s fastest EV station
Posted on 09 Nov 2019 and read 1060 times
Germany-based Ionity (www.ionity.eu
) is continuing the expansion of its UK charging network with the launch of a new station in Gretna Green.
Drivers can now charge their electric vehicles (EVs) in less than 20min, using renewable energy from Ionity’s High Power Chargers at Gretna Green services on the A74(M).
Ionity is a joint venture between Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co, the BMW Group and the Volkswagen Group (with Porsche AG) that aims to increase the adoption of EVs by establishing 2,400 convenient High Power Charging (HPC) sites around Europe.
Gretna Green is the first of six stations to be launched in Scotland — and is Scotland’s fastest charging station.
With the latest generation of electric vehicles providing much-improved performance, efficiency and comfort, the new network will ease range anxiety for existing and potential EV owners.
With ultra-fast charging times and convenient motorway locations, Ionity’s 360kW network will make long-distance journeys far more viable than much slower 50kW charging alternatives, making e-mobility a convenient, reliable and every-day reality.
The company says that the HPCs at all of its UK charging stations will provide 100% renewable energy, greatly reducing the environmental impact of a journey.
Ionity COO Marcus Groll said: “Close collaboration with site partners like Motor Fuel Group is crucial to achieving a zero-emission future, and Ionity’s network is finally giving EVs in the UK the kind of charging speeds their owners want.”