Ionity installs Scotland’s fastest EV charging station


Ionity, the joint venture between BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche, has expanded its UK network of High Power Charging stations to Gretna Green services. This makes it Scotland’s fastest EV charging station.

As a result, drivers can now charge their EVs in less than 20 minutes using renewable energy. Gretna Green is the first of six stations to be launched in Scotland.

Ionity’s network will establish 2,400 chargers across Europe by 2020, helping to enable pan-European EV travel. For example, its 350kW UK charging network is capable of charging times as low as 8 minutes.

Councillor Dougie Campbell, Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “On 27 June 2019, Dumfries and Galloway Council made history by passing a Climate Emergency Declaration, agreeing to a 12-point plan to reduce carbon emissions in the region to net zero by 2025.

“We also committed to supporting communities and businesses to adapt to climate change and I’m delighted to open the fastest charger in Scotland right here in our region.”