Porsche is gearing up for the arrival of the Porsche Taycan electric car with the release of the first Porsche fast charging park. Equipped with 800-volt fast chargers, the park will be able to charge electric cars in less than 20 minutes.
Currently the DC fast-charging stations operate at a voltage level of around 400 volts, which can fully charge an electric car between 40-80 minutes. Porsche has now installed two 800-volt chargers at the at the Berlin-Adlershof Technology Park in Germany.
The Porsche Taycan will be the production vehicle to feature the 800-volt technology when it goes on sale in 2019.
“In this rapidly evolving world of mobility, we are consistently preparing ourselves for the launch of the first fully electric Porsche model, the Taycan”, says Karsten Sohns, Managing Director of Porsche Deutschland GmbH. “Having an appropriate charging infrastructure at our Porsche sites and beyond is an essential component of our strategy.”