Hyundai Becomes A Stake Holder In EV Charging Venture Ionity

Posted by at 12:14 pm on September 9, 2019

Ionity, the European electric vehicle charging joint venture of Volkswagen Group, BMW, Daimler and Ford, announced today that South Korea’s Hyundai Motor had joined as a shareholder.

Ionity plans to install 400 high-speed charging stations across Europe by the end of next year.  To date, the venture has installed 140 stations in 14 European countries, while a further 50 are under construction.

“The participation of new investors in Ionity is a clear signal of trust indicating that the work of our young company is already bearing fruit,” CEO Michael Hajesch said in a statement.

No financial details were disclosed about Hyundai Motor’s involvement.

The announcement comes on the eve of before the Frankfurt auto show, where sustainable driving and electric cars will take center stage. Volkswagen will display its ID3 electric vehicle, Porsche will be displaying its Taycan EV sports car, and Mercedes-Benz its e-van.


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