IONITY emphasises its commitment to decarbonisation by providing free charging at new Glasgow site during COP26

IONITY’s charging stations are available in over 370 locations with approximately 1,500 chargers across its European network

By
Ian Osborne
October 27, 2021
Category:
EV Life

IONITY, the leading high-power charging network in Europe, has announced it is extending its network of charging stations in the UK with a brand-new charging station opening in Glasgow.

To celebrate this IONITY will be providing free charging during the first weekend of COP26 to customers at its high-power Polmadie charging station. This was built to facilitate not only emissions-free but also carbon-neutral driving.

Whilst driving an electric vehicle (EV) is emissions free, if the energy used is not renewable this still leaves a carbon footprint. IONITY chargers use only 100 percent renewable energy. The company are leading the way in providing emission free and carbon neutral driving across Europe. Hopefully, others will follow suit.

As Europe’s largest high-power charging network, available to all electric vehicle (EV) brands, IONITY’s charging stations are available in over 370 locations and has approximately 1,500 chargers across the European network. These are all powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

Customers will be able to take advantage of free charging from 10am Saturday 30 October 2021 until 23:59 on Monday 1 November 2021. The Polmadie charging station will be newly opened on Saturday 30 October. Those attending COP26 or travelling through the local area will be able to take advantage of the free charging.

At the new Polmadie station there are six 350kW chargers for electric vehicles using the leading European standard Combined Charging System (CCS), all built to facilitate ultra-fast charging.

IONITY’s Polmadie high-power charging station is located on 109 Polmadie Rd, Glasgow G5 0BA. It’s a 10 minute drive from where COP26 is taking place. The charging station is located next to the brand-new Starbucks, so customers looking to charge can relax, enjoy food and drink while they charge.

Andreas Atkins, IONITY country manager, UK & Ireland, said: “With all eyes on Glasgow during COP26, IONITY’s role in providing emission free and carbon neutral driving across Europe is pinnacle in helping countries to meet their climate targets.

“Expanding the network and providing free charging to the people of Glasgow and those travelling to and from COP26, is just another step in our continued support to the UK’s ambitions in offsetting emissions and ensuring our customers can drive around the UK without leaving any carbon footprint.

“We hope to see customers at the first weekend of opening, enjoying free charging but also taking advantage of the local amenities, during one of the largest events in the UK to push forward the UK’s ambitions to a greener future.”

IONITY has recently announced its Plug & Charge service across all its charging stations. This means complicated payments are a thing of the past and has made electric vehicle charging easier than ever before. Plug & Charge is in accordance with ISO 15118 and enables drivers of electric cars such as the Ford Mach-E, Mercedes EQS and Porsche Taycan to charge and pay quickly, conveniently and securely.

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