IONITY is laying claim to the fastest charging station in Scotland with its latest installation of high power chargers (HPC).
Two 350kW chargers have been installed in Gretna Green in Scotland with the capability of charging electric vehicles (EVs) in less than 20 minutes.
The chargers have gone in at a forecourt owned by Motor Fuel Group (MFG), which has 900 stations operating under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, JET and Murco brands.
It’s the first of six sites where the HPCs will be installed in Scotland by IONITY, a joint venture between BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen.
The chargers will run off 100% renewable energy and form part of IONITY’s pan-European network.
IONITY is expanding in the UK, having signed a deal with Extra MSA Group, which owns and operates parts of the UK’s motorway network. IONITY is to install its chargers at eight MSA-owned service stations.
The charging provider has ambitions of opening 40 UK sites, each with up to 4 HPCs.
Marcus Groll, COO of IONITY, said: “Close collaboration with site partners like MFG is crucial to achieving a zero-emission future and IONITY’s network is finally giving EVs in the UK the kind of charging speeds their owners want.”
Alan Hutton, MFG’s systems and change management director, said the installations adds "even greater momentum" to the uptake of EVs.
"The growth of the electric and hybrid vehicle market is an important part of the fuel mix going forward. MFG is determined to be at the forefront of this technology, satisfying this growing demand," Hutton continued.