EUROP-E has been established to create trust in e-Mobility and accelerate mass market adoption. In order to achieve this goal, EUROP-E will build a pan-EU network of 340 High Power Charging stations in 13 EU Member States. These charging stations feature six charging points on average, and each charging station and point offers the potential of up to 350 kW. Access to the terminals will be based on principles of 24/7 open access and interoperability including ad hoc payment possibilities and new identification standards such as Plug & Charge. Smart logic inside the charger means all EVs equipped with CCS will automatically charge at the fastest rate their batteries can safely handle.  The stations will be installed along Core Network Corridors and the Core Network Roads, focusing on highway locations which are urgently needed to increase consumer’s confidence in electric mobility. As a result, the EUROP-E project is filling the gaps to enable pan-European electric driving.

The Connecting Europe Facility

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport is the funding instrument of the European Union to realize European transport infrastructure policy. It aims at supporting investments in building new transport infrastructure in Europe or rehabilitating and upgrading the existing one. CEF Transport focuses on cross-border projects and projects aiming at removing bottlenecks or bridging missing links in various sections of the Core Network and on the Comprehensive Network, as well as for horizontal priorities such as traffic management systems.

The EUROP-E project was selected by the European Commission for co-financing through the CEF. The EUROP-E consortium was granted €39,1 million as part of the blending call programme to implement the project, which is the largest CEF grant ever awarded to an EV project. The project will enable interoperability between networks at the pan-European level and ensure that customer-oriented products and access solutions are provided in a convenient and cost-efficient manner.


The map displays the charging stations which are already in operation


Funding Program




BMW, MB-AG, Ford, VW


Porsche, Digital Charging Solutions, Ford GmbH


 07/2017 – 12/2021


195,5 M€

EU Grant

39,1 M€


European Ultra-Charge Roll Out Project - Electric

For more information, please visit the INEA website


340 High Power Charging Stations across 13 EU Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK until BREXIT

Open access for Mobility Service Providers via roaming platforms

Seamless Integration of HPC Network in future electric vehicles

Implementation of additional services

Investigating technological developments


EUROP-E is driven by IONITY. IONITY’s network is open to all electric vehicles supporting the European charging standard CSS. The network will be complementary to existing charging infrastructure in metropolitan areas and is broadly supported by site partners, ministries and other industrial players.


IONITY is based 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 including Audi and Porsche. IONITY's mission is to build an extensive and reliable High Power Charging network (HPC) for electric vehicles in Europe to make long distance travel a reality. IONITY has been able to secure attractive national and international locations through its strong cooperation partners. IONITY is an internationally registered trademark.


With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 200,000 people worldwide.

Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities. The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

Mercedes-Benz AG is responsible for the global business of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans, with over 170,000 employees worldwide. Ola Källenius is Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG. The company focuses on the development, production and sales of passenger cars, vans and vehicle-related services. Furthermore, the company aspires to be the leader in the fields of electric mobility and vehicle software. The product portfolio comprises the Mercedes-Benz brand with the sub-brands of Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-EQ, G-Class and the smart brand. The Mercedes me brand offers access to the digital services from Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz AG is one of the world's largest manufacturers of luxury passenger cars. In 2020, it sold around 2.1 million passenger cars and nearly 375,000 vans. In its two business segments, Mercedes-Benz AG is continually expanding its worldwide production network with around 35 production sites on four continents, while gearing itself to meet the requirements of electric mobility. At the same time, the company is constructing and extending its global battery production network on three continents. As sustainability is the guiding principle of the Mercedes-Benz strategy and for the company itself, this means creating lasting value for all stakeholders: for customers, employees, investors, business partners and society as a whole. The basis for this is Daimler’s sustainable business strategy. The company thus takes responsibility for the economic, ecological and social effects of its business activities and looks at the entire value chain.

The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, is one of the world’s leading automobile manu-facturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. The passenger car portfolio ranges from small cars all the way to luxury-class vehicles. Ducati offers motorcycles. In the light and heavy commercial vehicles sector, the products include ranges from pick-ups, buses and heavy trucks. Every weekday, 642,292 employees around the globe produce on average 44,170 vehicles, are involved in vehicle-related services or work in other areas of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries.


Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, with headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, is one of the most profitable car makers in the world. In the first nine months of the year 2018, Porsche delivered 196,562 vehicles of the 911, Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, 718 Boxster and Cayman models to customers worldwide. Porsche operates plants in Stuttgart and Leipzig as well as a development centre in Weissach. The sports car maker employs about 31,800 people. The Porsche principle of getting the most out of all opportunities stems from the race track and is embodied in every vehicle. Thanks to its high quality standards, 70 per cent of all Porsches ever built are still on the street today.

Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) develops public charging solutions for automobile manufacturers and fleet operators, making it one of the world’s most important drivers of the transition to electromobility. The full-service white label solutions of the Munich-based company allow OEMs and fleet operators to realize their electromobility strategies, because with integrated digital solutions, DCS makes charging at public charging stations easy, safe and comfortable. In the process, with over 100,000 charging points in 25 integrated markets, as well as transnational charging, Digital Charging Solutions boasts the world’s fastest-growing public charging network. In February 2017, DCS originated from BMW’s ChargeNow project which was started in 2012. Digital Charging Solutions GmbH is equally owned by the BMW Group and Daimler AG.


25 April, 2019

Pan-European EV infrastructure charges ahead after IONITY secures EUROP-E funding

Brussels, 25 April, 2019. Today, as part of the launch of first High Power Charging Stations in Belgium, EUROP-E project is announcing its final closing as the largest EU co-funded EV charging infrastructure project to date. The EUROP-E network will cover main routes across 13 EU countries, enabling electric vehicles to navigate the vast distances from Poland to Portugal and from Sweden to Italy.

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17 June, 2020

Pan-European EV infrastructure takes shape after IONITY launches its 150th EUROP-E funded charging station

IONITY has this week, launched its 150th EUROP-E funded charging station. Built at Labenne- East in France – the site will be able to provide users with up to six 350 kilowatt (kW) chargers, with four currently installed, enabling hassle-free long distance EV travel and providing a useful destination charging site in this popular tourism region. 
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