A New EV Charging Network, Lonna Is Prepared To Roll Out 30,000 Stations Across North America
North America is about to get a brand-new, “high-powered” EV charging network. The automotive industry’s who’s who of Mercedes, BMW, GM, Stellantis, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia supports the product, which goes by the name Ionna.
After receiving regulatory authority and starting operations, Ionna plans to launch its first EV chargers in the US by the end of the year, followed by Canada. Its lofty objective is to have at least 30,000 chargers “strategically positioned” throughout North America.
Ionna plans for them to be “backed by the combined quality, reliability, and resources of the world’s leading automakers” and run on renewable energy. “Multiple high-powered chargers to facilitate long-distance journeys” will be available at each of its locations.
All EVs with NACS and CCS connectors will be able to access the charging network. Anticipate a range of facilities, including digital integration, visually appealing settings, and adjacent or inside the same complex food service, retail, and lavatory activities. The charging stations will feature canopies for “unprecedented customer comfort and charging ease” whenever feasible.
Payment apps, transparent energy management, intelligent route planning that considers the Ionna network, and charging slot bookings are just a few of the features that Ionna will seamlessly integrate with the in-vehicle and in-app experiences offered by the aforementioned automakers.