OMV News, October 18, 2018 - 9:05 am (CEST)
- OMV and IONITY launch the first Austrian sites in IONITY’s Pan-European High-Power Charging (HPC) network at the Mondsee (Salzburg) and Eisentratten (Carinthia) motorway filling stations
- Each location with four charging points each offering up to 350 kW set to reduce charging times significantly
- Attractive OMV sites on the main traffic routes in CEE
OMV, the international, integrated oil and gas company based in Vienna, and its strategic partner IONITY have opened Austria’s first high-power, ultra-fast charging stations at the OMV motorway filling stations in Mondsee and Eisentratten. Each charging point delivers up to 350 kW, leading to a significant reduction in charging times. Drivers of electric vehicles benefit from this rapid power increase, by being able to take on enough energy to drive additional 100 km in just five to ten minutes.
As the first OMV sites to go live, these locations are easy for electric-vehicle drivers to reach, whether they are from the local area or in transit.
“For owners of vehicles powered by alternative fuels, a dense network is just as crucial as fast charging times. Starting up the first HPC parks in Austria marks another key step towards sustainable mobility”, said Manfred Leitner, OMV Executive Board member responsible for Downstream.
OMV is IONITY’s strategic location partner for Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. There are plans to open additional fast charging stations at attractive OMV sites on major traffic routes in Austria.
“We announced our partnership with OMV only a few months ago and now we have already opened the first charging stations in our HPC network in Austria with another four under construction. We are eagerly looking forward to the feedback from the discerning electromobility community in our neighboring country”, said Michael Hajesch, CEO of IONITY.
OMV is producing and marketing oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 20 bn and a workforce of around 20,700 employees in 2017, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Romania and Austria and a balanced international portfolio, with the North Sea, the Middle East & Africa and Russia as further core regions. 2017 daily production stood at approximately 348,000 boe/d. In Downstream, OMV operates three refineries with a total annual processing capacity of 17.8 mn tons and more than 2,000 filling stations in ten countries as of year-end 2017. OMV runs gas storage facilities in Austria as well as in Germany; its subsidiary Gas Connect Austria GmbH operates a gas pipeline network in Austria. In 2017, gas sales volumes amounted to 113 TWh.
IONITY is headquartered in Munich and was founded in 2017; it is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. The goal of the joint venture is to build an extensive and reliable High-Power-Charging network (HPC) for electric vehicles in Europe to secure comfortable long-distance travel. IONITY has attractive national and international locations through its strong cooperation partners. IONITY is an internationally registered trademark.
Further information and online press material: www.ionity.eu