Porsche opened a park this week that is a showcase of what the company intends to do around the world. This space, next to its factory in Leipzig, in Germany, comprises an installation with 12 350 kW DC fast chargers and 4 22 kW AC chargers. The total capacity is 7 MW, thus making it the most powerful fast-charging park in Europe, according to Porsche.
Until the end of March, charging is free, whatever the electric car is. Subsequently, the company will reveal a new shipment plan.
Porsche is betting heavily on the electric vehicle segment. Although there is still only one product on the market, the Taycan, the idea is to launch more vehicles soon. As such, the brand wants to spread its loading network around the world. This infrastructure is a showcase, a glimpse of what the German company wants to have.
Gerd Rupp, director of Porsche at the Leipzig plant, said:
The new loading park between the 9, 14 and 38 motorways will significantly enrich the loading infrastructure in central Germany. Electric and hybrid vehicles (plug-in) of all brands are welcome. We are pleased that, with the new charging park, we are able to offer an attractive charging option for electric vehicle owners in and around Leipzig, as well as for passengers in transit.
Porsche Taycan starts to have its own electric charging network
This investment, in the words of Porsche managers, aims to show Porsche Engineering's loader strategy. The Leipzig cargo park allows Taycan drivers to add about 100 kilometers of reach in 5 minutes. The charging time to go from 5% to 80% is 22.5 minutes under ideal conditions.
Thanks to its 800-volt architecture, the Porsche Taycan is the only VE that can take advantage of 350 kW chargers. However, Taycan was launched with a peak load capacity of 270 kW, a step taken to preserve the battery life of its 93 kWh pack. In this sense, future Taycan versions and other electric Porsche models can reach or exceed 350 kW.