Seven-Automaker EV Charging Venture IONNA Selects Durham, NC for new Global Headquarters

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IONNA, the charging network formed by seven major automakers, including BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Kia, and Stellantis, has chosen Durham, North Carolina, as its global headquarters. This strategic decision follows regulatory approval and the launch of operations in February, marking a significant milestone for the company.

With its selection of Durham as its base, IONNA can expedite its plans for a 2024 launch. Durham’s location within the vibrant Research Triangle, coupled with its robust research ecosystem and prestigious universities, offers an ideal setting for IONNA’s operations. The area’s rich pool of tech talent and dedication to innovation align perfectly with IONNA’s mission to develop an advanced customer charging experience.

CEO’s Perspective: Embracing Durham’s Spirit

Seth Cutler, CEO of IONNA, expressed excitement about the company’s move to Durham, citing the area’s history of research, innovation, and community growth as compelling reasons. He looks forward to building a diverse team that embodies IONNA’s vision and values from its new headquarters.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper hailed IONNA’s decision as a validation of the state’s standing in the electric vehicle industry. He highlighted North Carolina’s innovative ecosystem, skilled workforce, and strategic location as assets that will benefit IONNA and its founding manufacturers.

A Hub for Innovation and Customer Experience

IONNA’s new headquarters will serve as a hub for innovation, fostering collaboration and driving the evolution of electric vehicle charging. It will house a Customer Experience Lab, along with satellite labs at the founding OEMs’ facilities, to facilitate accelerated deployment and continuous improvement, setting new industry standards.

IONNA has appointed key executives to its leadership team, including a CFO, CPO, and COO, signaling its commitment to building a leading charging network in North America. These executives bring diverse expertise and a shared vision to drive IONNA’s growth and innovation in the sustainable mobility sector. With plans to open its first charging stations in the United States in 2024, IONNA is poised for significant expansion and impact in the electric vehicle market.


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