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Enormous New EV Charging Network, IONNA, Announced By 7 Automakers

IONNA is a new joint venture founded by BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis. The seven automakers received regulator approval and announced the new IONNA charging network, last week. The network is being modeled on the successful European network named Ionity.

The plan is to have at least 30,000 new EV chargers running by 2030. The stations will use CCS or Tesla’s NACS connectors. The station’s chargers will also work with the seven automakers’ payment apps and route planning apps. The new joint venture expects to begin opening new stations this year.

The new network will be located along highways and in cities. Some sites are planning to have amenities similar to airline lounges, such as bathrooms and refreshments.

More information is available here.

Enormous New EV Charging Network, IONNA, Announced By 7 Automakers

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David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.

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