An electric vehicle charging network formed by seven major automakers has hired its chief executive and started operations, the new company, called Ionna, said Friday.
Seth Cutler, former president and COO of EV Connect, a charging services management company, will lead Ionna. The network, unveiled in July, is a joint venture between BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis.
Ionna aims to become an accessible and reliable fast-charging network that enables long-distance travel across North America, the company said. It plans to install at least 30,000 chargers beginning in the U.S. this year. Canadian installations will follow.