AN ultra-fast electric vehicle charging network being funded by major car manufacturers has revealed approximate locations for the 400 charging stations it plans to build by 2020.
Ionity, a German-registered firm created in collaboration with BMW Group, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, last year revealed that it had begun building its first fast charging stations ahead of rapidly expanding its network throughout 2018 and 2019.
The stations will have capacities ranging between 150kW and 350kW, making them the fastest on the market.
Tesla’s superchargers are rated at 145kW, with the firm’s vehicles capable of taking up to 120kW during charging.
Most vehicles are not yet capable of the high charge rates the Ionity stations can offer, but the first vehicles should start hitting the market as the stations are built.
According to a graphic obtained by electric car blog Electrek, the 400 charging locations are spread across all of Europe and Scandinavia, with a concentration in Germany.
The firm previously revealed that the stations would be strategically positioned along major highways to make long distance EV travel easy.
The graphic shows that there will be approximately 40 charging stations across the British Isles, with roughly six charging points at each location.
Speaking at the launch of Ionity in November last year, the firm’s chief executive Michael Hajesh said: “The first pan-European high-power charging network plays an essential role in establishing a market for electric vehicles.
"Ionity will deliver our common goal of providing customers with fast charging and digital payment capability, to facilitate long-distance travel.”