- Located in northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, the IONITY station at Forlì offers High Power Charging (HPC) with 4 user units each with capacity of 350kW per charging point
- This represents a significant reduction in charging times for current and future EVs
- Strategic site just off the A14/E45 motorway is important for journeys between Bologna and Rimini and is part of a growing network of HPC stations in Italy
- The station is supplied with 100% renewable electricity
- Puntadiferro Shopping Center is a reference point for shopping in the city, with a Gross Leasable Area (GLA) of more than 21,000 square meters and 94 stores
July 3 2020: Forlì in northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region knows a lot about speed. World famous racing circuits, Imola and San Marino lie adjacent to this medieval city. It is not surprising therefore that IONITY and Italian retail real estate player IGD chose to locate some of the most powerful HPC infrastructure available at IONITY’s latest station to be launched in Italy. These chargers are compatible with the European standard Combined Charging System (CCS) and reduce charging times for current and future EVs significantly.
Offering 350kW per charger, IONITY is providing the EV community in Italy with a growing number of stations and levels of power that were previously unheard of. The IONITY stations are among the fastest in Italy.
The new IONITY charging station located near the A-14 motorway, a key route between Bologna and Rimini, is the 7th IONITY HPC charging station to open in Italy, the first in a shopping center. Throughout 2020, IONITY intends to continue installing high power charging stations across the country. IONITY Country Manager for Italy, Alessandro De Guglielmo, highlights the three key components of the IONITY mission:
“We’re fast with our 350kW chargers. We’re safe in the sense that the network is robust, reliable and people have options. Finally, we’re as green as most EV owners which is why all our stations are operating with 100% renewable energy. Fast, safe and green is what IONITY is about.”
Roberto Zoia, Director of Development and Asset and Network Management, states:
“We are pleased to announce the agreement with a big electric mobility player like IONITY. In our shopping centers we promote the use of sustainable mobility by continuously expanding the range of services offered: toward this end, we launched the project with EnerHub calling for the installation of 32 EV charging stations in 18 Shopping Centres (including Punta di Ferro, where they are already active) by the end of 2020. With these recharging Stations, the Forlì Shopping Center is becoming a pole for electric mobility in its region”.
In this way, IONITY continues the expansion of its European network of 400 stations in 24 countries, with the aim of making long distance EV travel a reality, and has already deployed 246 high power charging stations in total. Within IONITY´s network are over 150 stations of the Europe-E project, covering main routes across 13 EU Member States and along all 9 TEN-T Core Network Corridors and the Core Network. The EUROP-E project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.