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Ionity cuts electric car charging prices and expands UK network

Ionity plans to install up to 700 new charging points by the end of 2024

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Ionity, a leading manufacturer-backed electric car charging network across Europe, has unveiled a plan to expand its UK charging infrastructure and introduce more affordable pricing options. By the end of 2024, the company aims to increase the number of UK charging points it runs from 186 to 700, targeting regions currently underserved by EV infrastructure.

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The firm has already reduced its charging prices across 12 European countries and launched two new tariff plans: Ionity Passport Motion and Ionity Passport Power. These plans cater to different driving needs, offering prices as low as 43p per kilowatt hour.

Ionity Passport Motion is said to be ideal for drivers averaging between 80 and 105 miles per month. It features a monthly subscription fee of £5.49, but offers a lower £3.88 for the first month, with a charging rate of 53p per kWh. 

Ionity Passport Power, meanwhile, is designed for drivers covering more than 155 miles per month. This plan comes with an initial fee of £7 for the first month, then increasing to £10.50 for the subsequent months and offers a rate of 43p per kWh.

Ionity hopes that these new tariffs will provide flexibility and significant cost savings compared to normal pay-as-you-go charging, making high-power charging more attractive for everyday use.

Ionity's new expansion announcement includes recent charging location openings in Belfast, Bodmin, and Lewes - areas that previously lacked adequate charging infrastructure. The company aims to support sustainable travel in the UK by exclusively using certified green electricity at its charging points.

Andreas Atkins, General Manager of UK and Ireland at Ionity, underlined the company's commitment to making EV charging more accessible in light of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. "We are lowering our prices to reflect the economic situation and to ensure that our customers can charge their vehicles with ease and affordability". 

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Hello, I'm George Armitage. I joined the DrivingElectric team in 2024 as a content editor and I also contribute to Auto Express. Formerly, I restored classic cars and worked in car sales. Starting with freelance writing, I progressed into automotive journalism, fuelling my passion for storytelling and connecting with audiences to explain the amazing world of EVs.

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