Ionity has adjusted the conditions of its Ionity Passport subscription model for the summer travel season. The monthly rate for Ionity Passport will be cheaper, but the costs per kilowatt hour will increase. Ad-hoc charging remains at the familiar price of 0.79 euros/kWh. The minimum contract term of twelve months will no longer apply to new Passport contracts from 6 June onwards.
Ionity Passport can be canceled at any time with one month’s notice, making it suitable for individual months with long journeys, such as holidays. The monthly fee for Ionity Passport drops from 17.99 euros to 11.99 euros. Previously, customers could reduce charging prices to 35 cents per kilowatt hour by paying the 17.99 euros subscription fee.
Under the new pricing model, Ionity Passport offers conditions per charged kilowatt hour that are always 20 cents below the Ionity Direct tariff. In Germany, Ionity Passport users will pay 0.59 euros/kWh instead of the ad-hoc price of 0.79 euros/kWh. Deviations from this price may occur in some European countries due to local currency, VAT rates, or specific local factors, according to Ionity.
Ionity has also opened its largest EV charging park in Italy, featuring 18 high-power chargers powered by 100% renewable energy. The charging park is strategically located at the A22/E45 motorway in Affi, near Lake Garda, making it convenient for commercial traffic traveling across continental Europe. Each of the 18 high-power chargers at the park offers up to 350kW charging capacity and is equipped with a solar PV roof.
The solar power generated by the roofs can be fed into the local power grid as needed. Elena Airoldi, Country Manager Italy of Ionity, states that Affi represents the heart of carbon-neutral electric travel in Northern Italy and beyond. The location of the charging park in Affi serves as an entry point to the Lake Garda region and a stop-over for long-distance electric travel going north or south.
Booking the Ionity Passport subscription should be easy through the Ionity smartphone app. Ionity calculates that the subscription becomes cost-effective from 60 kWh per month, equivalent to about two charging processes or a distance of 300 kilometers with an average consumption of 20 kWh/100km. The new pricing model of Ionity Passport considers the changing market and customer requirements.
Ionity operates over 480 charging parks with more than 2,300 HPC charging points in 24 countries, offering up to 350 kW per charging point. Affi, the location of the charging park, demonstrates the positive impact of local municipal investments in renewable energy and electric mobility, reducing CO2 emissions and promoting local economic growth.