Porsche Dealerships In U.S. To Get 350-kW Fast Chargers For Mission E
Porsche dealerships throughout the U.S. will install fast chargers to support the upcoming Mission E electric car.
Porsche says all 189 of its U.S. dealership will be equipped with 800-volt, 350-kW fast chargers to support the expected charge capabilities of the Mission E.
Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer stated:
“Charging infrastructure is an extremely important part of the EV experience as a whole.”
The proposed 800-volt chargers could add 250 miles of range to the Mission E in as little as 20 minutes, according to Porsche. A fee structure is being discussed right now. It seems unlikely charging at that high rate will be free, though it could be rolled into a package that’s purchased with the car.
Even though fast chargers will be available, Porsche notes most charging is done at home. Quoting Zellmer:
“You have to keep in mind that more than 80% of charging occurs at home.”
These breakthrough chargers are already in the ground at Porsche’s Experience Center in Atlanta. The 350 kW charging at 800 V is one of the main features of the upcoming all-electric Porsche Mission E.
The Porsche Mission E is expected to go on sale in 2019. Range is claimed to be 310 miles.
Mission E production is currently set at 20,000 units annually, though Porsche may up that figure if demand warrants.
Source: USA Today