IONITY Opens First HPC Stations for Electric Cars

IONITY a joint venture of BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche with headquarters in Munich, Germany, now officially opened its first 350 kW charging stations in Slovenia. These are the first HPC chargers offerring the latest global technology for charging electric cars and are located at the OMV petrol station in Ilirska Bistrica.

The Karanovic & Partners legal team, led by Senior Associate* Ermina Delic Kamencic, advised IONITY on this project. The services included: drafting and negotiating the agreements required for the construction permit, advisory in relation to the construction, as well as agreements on the grid connection and the use of the electrical network.

Each of the four units at the petrol station provides a maximum capacity of 350 kW and can charge up to 80 percent in 30 to 40 minutes. The use of Ionity chargers is eight euros gross, regardless of the time of use and the charging capacity of the vehicle. These are the first units equipped with European standards and with CCS2 to be installed in Slovenia. The standard and super chargers available thus far provide power from 22 to 75 kW. The second charging station is currenly under construction at the petrol station OMV Koper Bonifika.

The user manual for the charging units in Ilirska Bistrica is available in Slovenian and English. And when drivers need assistance, the petrol station staff is available to help. Drivers can also call the customer care centre and receive assistance in English, German and French.

The company’s goal is to build a high-power charging network for electric vehicles along major highways in Europe.



*Independent attorney at law, qualified in Slovenia and practicing in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners.