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forakzai forakzai 04/16/2018 - 12:41pm

Porsche Plans Network Of 500 Fast Chargers For U.S.

By then, the production car based on the Porsche Mission E electric vehicle concept will be for sale in U.S. dealerships. The automaker also continues to consider EV variants of established models such as the Macan, Panamera and Cayenne, said Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche Cars North America.

The 800-volt fast chargers will help alleviate any range anxiety that potential buyers of Porsche EVs may feel, Zellmer said.

Zellmer called the cars' range a psychological barrier, saying 80 to 90 percent of EV owners will charge them at home or work.

EV owners will need to be prepared to pay for use of the fast chargers, which promise to replenish the batteries to 80 percent of their capacity — enough to drive about 250 miles — in less than 20 minutes.

"We are pretty certain that it's not free of charge," Zellmer said.

Zellmer said dealerships would have the option to offer free fast charging to their customers if they like the traffic and want to use the charging time as a way to engage customers in dealership offerings.

Porsche plans to inform each of its 189 U.S. dealerships in June of the infrastructure investment recommended for each location. That buffer can then fast charge three cars in a row. The battery buffer option is much cheaper than setting up the system to charge vehicles straight from the grid, Zellmer said. Porsche has spent more than $1 million to install six fast chargers that charge directly from the grid at its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, he said.

The automaker is working with three potential partners — ChargePoint, EVgo and Electrify America — to set up the 300-plus nondealership fast chargers. Porsche also is considering destination charging at locations such as golf courses and hotels.

Porsche dealers expect to get a road map and a clearer picture of the costs of the charging infrastructure soon, Todd Blue, a member of the Porsche Dealer Board of Regents, said recently.

"Nothing will be a surprise to any of the dealers," said Blue, CEO of IndiGO Auto Group, which has Porsche stores in St. Louis, Houston and Rancho Mirage, Calif.
 
 
 
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  • Dark413
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    That's great

    • forakzai
      1 week ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Yep, love seeing this development
  • KennyH
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    That is fantastic news! I can't wait to see new information on the new Porsche electric cars!
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah Porsche seems to be going all in to this ev platform
  • zer0wo
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I wonder the price
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Probably similar to Tesla's
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I hope so, i can't wait for Ferrari's chargers ahaha You need to buy a tshirt each time you want to charge the car
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      You have to buy two shirts 😂😂😂
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      And a polo for full speed charging LOL
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      What do you have to buy if you need a new battery? 😂
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      A new one ahaha
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      And a Portofino 😂😂😂😂😂
  • forakzai
    1 week ago 0 P-Nos Points
    wow that sounds absolutely awesome