Porsche Cars North America Teams With Electrify America

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Porsche Cars North America Inc. (PCNA) has announced an agreement with Electrify America LLC to provide the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, with three years of charging at Electrify America public stations across the country.

This charging benefit will be included in the price of the Taycan. In addition, Porsche U.S. dealers will install their own fast-charge kiosks. Porsche will also offer home charging technology. Taken together, these three components will make up a comprehensive power network for the Taycan when it launches latee this year.

Electrify America highway and metro stations, as well as many Porsche dealers, will offer DC fast-charging at rates up to 350 kW. Using 800 volt technology and the combined charging system (CCS) plug, the Taycan will be able to add more than 60 miles of range in four minutes.

“Every Porsche is a sports car with soul, and the Taycan is soul electrified,” says Klaus Zellmer, president and CEO of PCNA. “Together, Electrify America and our Porsche dealer network will provide a national infrastructure for DC fast-charging that frees future Taycan owners from range anxiety. And Porsche home charging technology will turn the customer’s garage into the equivalent of a personal gas station.”

Taycan buyers will receive three years of unlimited 30-minute charging at Electrify America locations, comprising more than 300 highway stations in 42 states, as well as more than 180 sites in 17 metro areas. Each location will have an average of five charging dispensers, with some having as many as 10.

To further expand power options, all 191 U.S. Porsche dealerships will install DC fast-charging. More than 120 of these dealerships will feature Porsche Turbo Charging, which is the automaker’s own DC system that delivers up to 320 kW and also uses the CCS plug. The remaining dealerships will install 50 kW fast chargers.

Together, the total investment by Porsche dealers in charging infrastructure will be about $70 million. The first Porsche Turbo Chargers are already installed at the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) in Atlanta and more are planned for the PEC in Los Angeles.

Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, is investing $2 billion over a 10-year period in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and awareness. The company was created to help fulfill funding requirements under the automaker’s Dieselgate settlement.

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