Press Release, November 17, 2017 - 10:00 am (CEST)
- IONITY will build a fast charging station network for electric vehicles in Europe
- OMV is a strategic filling station network partner of IONITY for the countries Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia
- The first step is to evaluate the first joint locations on major routes
OMV, the international, integrated oil and gas company headquartered in Vienna, is a new strategic partner of IONITY. IONITY is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi as well as Porsche, whose goal is to build a network of fast and powerful charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe. There are plans to build and operate around 400 high-power-charging stations with various partners by 2020. This is an important step in facilitating electro mobility for long-distance travel and enhancing its presence on the market. The strategic location partners are Circle K for Northern Europe, Tank und Rast for Germany, and OMV for Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia.
“Our goal with the first Pan-European High-Power Charging network is to facilitate long-distance travel with electric vehicles. We are thereby delighted to have OMV – a strong, innovative partner – by our side”, said Marcus Groll, Managing Director and COO at IONITY.
Manfred Leitner, OMV Executive Board member responsible for Downstream: “We are working with the automotive industry on the fast developing technology for electro mobility. By strengthening the alternative mobility offer available to our customers, we are taking another step towards a sustainable energy future.”
The plan is to realize fast-charging stations at attractive OMV sites along the major routes in Central and Eastern Europe. Every station will be equipped with two to six charging points each with a charge of 350 KW. Compatible electric vehicles will thereby be able to experience a significant reduction in charging time compared to existing systems. The opening of the first fast charging facility at an OMV site is planned for the first half of 2018. The selected OMV sites will be both convenient for local drivers of electrical vehicles as well as for people passing through on longer journeys.
OMV is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and is committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations – here with a particular focus on SDG 9 “ Industry, innovation and infrastructure”.
OMV is producing and marketing oil & gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 19 bn and a workforce of around 22,500 employees in 2016, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Romania and Austria and a balanced international portfolio. 2016 daily production stood at approximately 311,000 boe/d. In Downstream, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 17.8 mn tonnes and more than 2,000 filling stations in ten countries as of June 2017. OMV operates a gas pipeline network in Austria and gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2016, gas sales volumes amounted to 109 TWh.
IONITY is headquartered in Munich and was founded in 2017; it is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. The goal of the joint venture is to build an extensive and reliable High-Power-Charging network (HPC) for electric vehicles in Europe to secure comfortable long-distance travel. IONITY has attractive national and international locations through its strong cooperation partners. IONITY is an internationally registered trademark.
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OMV Public Relations:
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