If you want to start a discussion in the electromobility community, then it is enough to mention the Ionity fast charging network. The current step of the fast charging network should also cause a stir again. With Ionity Passport, a subscription model is being launched, which allows charging electricity for 0.35 euros per kWh for a basic price of 17.99 euros/month – 215.88 euros/year.
The subscription model enables e-car drivers to use the Ionity charging stations without using the charging cards of other Mobility Service Providers (MSP) or charging services from the car manufacturers involved in Ionity at a discounted rate. Otherwise, e-car drivers still have the option of charging via Ionity Direct without a subscription for 0.79 euros/kWh. The charging tariff is advertised as a subscription for e-car drivers who often travel long distances, whether at home or abroad. For twelve months you get full access to all charging stations in the European Ionity network. Charging and payment processes are controlled and paid for via the Ionity smartphone app.
The tariff conditions can be viewed in detail on the associated landing page of the fast charging network. This shows that these can vary in different countries. In all countries with the euro, however, the above prices apply, analogous to Germany.
Regarding the discrepancies with Ionity, it should be mentioned that VW boss Herbert Diess only recently commented on the Ionity charging network. Not exactly friendly. And yet it seems to find its supporters. Mercedes boss Ola Kallenius is even striving for a version 2.0 of the fast charging network. We have this in detail on Electric Car News.net in this article: “Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius is aiming for Ionity 2.0 fast charging network on”.
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6 thoughts on “Ionity fast-charging network: 0.35 €-kWh – but only with a subscription”
Then I want to calculate:
I have offset the subscription kWh plus basic price with the annual mileage and consumption at a kWh price.
12.000 km per year and 20 kWh per 100 km are 2.400 kWh plus basic price approx. 0.44 euros per kWh.
24.000 km per year and 25 kWh per 100 km are 6.000 kWh plus basic price approx. 0.39 euros per kWh.
36.000 km a year and 30 kWh per 100 km are 10.800 kWh plus basic price approx. 0.37 euros per kWh.
The kWh price drops sharply for subscriptions for frequent drivers, despite the basic price, so there’s not much missing from the price level for household electricity – I think this will be the benchmark for charging prices in the future.
Apart from the fact that the same subscription at KIA costs EUR 13/month and 29 cents/kWh, such subscription models are certainly future-proof, especially since the electricity prices can be calculated well in advance, as with household and industrial electricity.
Unfortunately, this subscription model is limited to Ionity, although the Ionity network can be described as anything but well developed. EnBW is in a much better position there, and the operation at EnBW is much simpler and hassle-free.
Compared to 30 cents/kWh household electricity, 25 cents/kWh heat pump tariff or 20 cents/kWh industrial electricity, the charging current should be somewhere in between, everything else can already be described as an excessive price level.
I’ll do the math too. So in the subscription, the kWh is reduced from 79ct/kWh to 35ct/kWh. So it makes a difference of 34ct/kWh that you save when charging.
If the car consumes 20kWh/100km, that is 0.34€/kWh x 20kWh = 6.80€ savings per 100km at the normal Ionity price. So that’s just 265km before you have to pay the basic fee for a month. If you calculate with 25kWh/100km (rather realistic with the many e-SUVs), you have the basic fee back after 212km.
…Does the tariff also work in Hungary?
Now the network is expanded and plug&Charge introduced, and Ionity is on par with Tesla.
but that has to happen quickly before
Word has gotten around among the general public that currently only Tesla is recommended for long-distance drivers
I don’t think the monthly basic fees are expedient. E-charging has to be done like at a gas station, without a basic fee, regardless of the mileage and the vehicle type.
Payment is made using an EC card or the usual credit cards with clearly visible prices before filling up.
When will the e-operators and politicians finally understand this? ?! This is the only way we can achieve acceptance for e-mobility among the general public.
Prices up to 29 cents/kWh are acceptable, whether AC or DC.