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High-power EV chargers rolled out at all Extra MSA Group motorway sites in IONITY deal

High-power EV charging has been rolled out at Extra MSA Group's eight motorway service areas. Image: IONITY

High-power EV charging has been rolled out at Extra MSA Group's eight motorway service areas. Image: IONITY

High-power electric vehicle (EV) charging is now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas (MSAs) across the country.

IONITY has installed 38 charging points with a high-speed charging capacity of up to 30kW across all eight of Extra MSA Group’s MSA locations.

More are to follow at existing and proposed new MSA developments, according to the company, stating that IONITY is on track to deliver six high-powered chargers at each of Extra MSA Group's sites ahead of the government’s 2023 target.

This government target of installing six high-power chargers at all MSAs by 2023 is being supported by the £950 million Rapid Charging Fund, which was first announced in the 2020 Budget.

The government's goals extend to enabling the installation of 6,000 high-powered chargers across England’s motorways and major A-roads by 2035.

The new IONITY charging stations are geographically spread from Cullompton in the south to Leeds Skelton Lake in the north. All electricity supplied to the chargers is from 100% renewable sources, while all of Extra MSA Group’s locations have the capacity to increase the number of EV charging points as customer demand increases.

IONITY announced its partnership with Extra MSA Group in 2019, opening the first site with six high-power chargers in April 2020.

Andreas Atkins, country manager UK and Ireland at IONITY, said the installation of the chargers connects drivers across the country, making for a future of "reliable journeys and quick stops".

"Our state-of-the-art high-power charging technology will enable drivers to travel hassle-free across the country and charge their EV in the time it takes them to enjoy a cup of coffee at the Extra facilities."

These new installations follow IONITY securing a €700 million (£592 million) investment from its existing shareholders alongside BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power platform in late 2021, with the funding to support the rapid growth of the company's EV network in Europe.


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