Toyota joins IONNA to join major automakers in developing North America’s charging infrastructure

  • Toyota joins IONNA, a joint venture with seven major automakers, to expand EV charging across North America.
  • IONNA will install 30,000 charging ports by 2030, supporting NACS and CCS standards, starting this year.
  • Toyota’s BEV lineup, including bZ4X and Lexus RZ, will benefit from this network, aiming for 30 BEV models by 2030.

IONNA, a charging infrastructure supergroup, gains support from Toyota as North America’s EV infrastructure booms

Toyota Motor North America has invested in IONNA, a joint charging venture with seven other major automakers. Joining forces with BMW, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis, Toyota will enhance EV charging access across North America.

IONNA plans to install at least 30,000 charging ports by 2030. These stations will support both NACS and CCS standards. The rollout begins later this year with the deployment of the first DC fast charging stations.

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Toyota and Lexus customers will soon benefit from this growing network of fast chargers. 

Ted Ogawa, president and CEO of Toyota Motor North America, commented:

“We are excited to announce our support of IONNA to deploy DC fast chargers throughout the U.S. and Canada. We believe this will not only promote the adoption of BEVs and increase customer confidence in the technology, but it will provide our Toyota and Lexus customers with access to IONNA’s rapidly growing charging network in North America.”

Seth Cutler, CEO of IONNA, echoed his new collaborator:

“We are delighted to welcome Toyota to our growing IONNA family,” said Seth Cutler, CEO of IONNA. “Their vision for the future of electric mobility in North America aligns perfectly with our mission to push the boundaries for the highest standards of quality, reliability, and customer experience. This partnership marks another significant achievement of many to come in our joint journey to transform EV charging and spearhead the adoption of sustainable transportation in North America.”

Currently, Toyota’s BEV lineup includes the Toyota bZ4X and the Lexus RZ. The company recently announced plans for two new three-row BEV SUVs to be produced in Kentucky and Indiana. By 2030, Toyota aims to offer 30 BEV models globally and manufacture up to 3.5 million BEVs annually.

IONNA, established by eight leading automakers, is set to revolutionise the EV charging landscape in North America. The venture aims to create a nationwide network of ultra-fast, reliable charging points, complete with customer-friendly amenities. Collaboration is key, and this automaker supergroup is taking the North American charging market by storm. 

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