Ionity launching pay-as-you-go EV charging in the UK

High-speed electric vehicle charging network provider Ionity has announced plans to introduce a pay-as-you-go pricing structure in the UK.

As it stands, EV owners must be a member of an affiliated service provider to use an Ionity charger, such as Audi e-tron Charging Service or Volkswagen WeCharge.

However, from January 31, anyone who’s not a member of such a provider can charge their vehicle at one of the company’s high-speed chargers and pay Ionity directly at a cost of 69p per kilowatt hour used.

Michael Hajesch, Ionity chief executive, said: “Significant investment has helped establish and grow Ionity’s network to make seamless, high-speed, long-distance electric mobility across Europe a reality. Providing customers with unparalleled levels of service has been key to our business from day one.

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“Looking at the accelerating run-up in electromobility, our new pricing scheme offers an economically viable and transparent pricing structure across Europe. Depending on their individual requirements our customers can use attractive charging offers from one of our cooperating Mobility Service Providers or choose to charge their vehicle directly with Ionity.”

Ionity is a joint venture between BMW Group, Daimler, the Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group, Audi and Porsche. It currently has more than 200 charging stations in 20 countries across Europe, with a goal of covering 24 countries by the end of 2020 and supplying 100 per cent-renewable energy.