Nissan electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid drivers will now be able to get full access to the IONITY charging network. This is Europe’s leading highway charging network with 1,600 fast chargers in 24 European markets and users of the Nissan Charge app will receive full access to it.
When purchasing a new Nissan Charge subscription, future customers of Nissan Ariya and Townstar EV will receive lower pricing rates when accessing IONITY’s charging stations through the Nissan Charge app.
Arnaud Charpentier, Region Vice President, Product Strategy and Pricing, Nissan AMIEO, said: “Nissan is moving forward into an exciting era of electrification. We are committed to support our customers joining us on this journey to an electrified and sustainable future.
“Expanding Nissan Charge subscribers’ access to IONITY’s fast and reliable charging network is yet another reinforcement of that commitment.”
With a charging capacity of up to 350kW, IONITY’s infrastructure uses the Combined Charging System (CCS) and is the largest and fastest CCS network found along major highways in Europe. This will make long journeys in Europe in an electric vehicle easier than ever.
The IONITY network is primed to support customers of Nissan’s all-new CCS-compatible electric vehicles, including the upcoming Ariya coupé-crossover and Townstar electric van, with both models offering reliable rapid charging.
Frank Plaschka, IONITY Head of Marketing, Brand & Communications, said: “It’s great to see how Nissan is providing its customers access to our high-power charging network, which in fact, is open to all electric vehicle brands.
“Nissan drivers will benefit from a network that stretches across 24 European countries and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy in all locations. Nissan’s commitment will accelerate the shift towards e-mobility and – at the same time – support IONITY’s ambition to enable electric travel for everyone.”
Founded in partnership with Plugsurfing, the leading e-mobility platform, the Nissan Charge app provides customers with access to a network of more than 250,000 public charging points across Europe.
Tatu Kulla, Plugsurfing CEO, said: “Our partnership with Nissan is an important cornerstone of the charging alliance we’re building with our partners. B y enabling IONITY subscriptions with Nissan Charge app it only benefits the EV ecosystem and the shift towards e-mobility we are all working on.”
Managed entirely through the Nissan Charge app, the service enables Nissan EV owners to search for and navigate to the optimum public charging point. The app also offers the ability to start and stop charging sessions remotely for added convenience.
The Nissan Charge app gives subscribers access to the charging infrastructure of Nissan’s extensive group of dealerships – with the brand pursuing expansion of this charging network across 18 European countries and aiming for 70 percent network coverage by 2024.
Charpentier added: ”With this expanded access our customers will be able to enjoy longer electrified journeys with confidence, bringing yet more reasons to embrace the world of electric vehicles and experience the benefits they have to offer.”