In addition to fascinating vehicles, a customer-friendly charging infrastructure and intelligent charging solutions are the keys to the success of electric mobility. A particular highlight is the exclusive Porsche Destination Charging. Here, BEV and PHEV customers can charge their Porsche for free at a number of top destinations. The service already offers more than 1,800 AC charging points in more than 50 countries at locations such as selected hotels, airports, museums, shopping malls, sports clubs and marinas. Further expansion of the network is in full swing.
Taycan drivers can charge their vehicles at home with up to 11 kW of alternating current (AC) as standard. An on-board charger delivering 22 kW is now available as optional equipment. With this unit, the battery charges in around half the time it takes with the standard 11 kW AC charger. This option has been available since the end of 2020.
When on the road, Taycan drivers benefit from a sophisticated temperature management strategy for the battery. This allows the batteries to be charged with higher currents (direct current, DC), speeding up the process significantly: in around five minutes, the battery can be recharged for a range of up to 100 km (according to WLTP). The charging time for five to 80 per cent SoC (state of charge) is 22.5 minutes in ideal conditions at an 800-volt charging station, with a maximum charging capacity (peak) of up to 270 kW.
With the Performance Battery, the charging time for 5 to 80 per cent SoC (state of charge) is also 22.5 minutes in ideal conditions at an 800-volt charging station, with a maximum charging capacity (peak) of up to 225 kW. Recharging for a range of 100 km takes 5.5 minutes under these conditions.
The Taycan’s charge ports are located behind port doors in the two front side sections of the body. AC charging is possible on both sides, while DC charging is also possible on the right side (depending on region in each case). The connections of the electric charge port doors can also optionally be protected against the weather. A small ice-breaker ensures that they still work in heavy frost. This breaks up ice crusts, clearing the way for the port door. The port doors are opened by means of a hand gesture. Alternatively, the electric charge port doors can be operated from the interior via the centre console control panel.
For charging at 400-volt charging stations, an on-board DC charger with 50 kW or 150 kW is installed as standard (depending on the country). An on-board charger with 11 kW for charging using alternating current is also installed as standard; a charger with a charging capacity of 22 kW is available as an option. This fully and gently charges the battery in around nine hours.
Porsche also offers the following charging equipment:
- With a capacity of up to 22 kW, Porsche Mobile Charger Connect is a quick and convenient way to charge the Taycan at home overnight.
- With the portable, three-kilogram Porsche Mobile Charger Plus, the Taycan can be charged at home or on the road with a maximum of 11 kW.
- Mode 3 cable: charging cable for charging at public alternating current charging stations.
- Home Energy Manager (HEM): the intelligent control centre can be integrated into the domestic power grid by an electrician and ensures problem-free and convenient charging at home. The Home Energy Manager can optimise the charging process in terms of performance, time, costs and power sources. It ensures the maximum charging capacity, taking into account the individual domestic power supply.
- With the charging mode optimised for use of self-generated power, the HEM permits targeted charging with domestically produced solar power. Once the configurable minimum battery charge level has been reached, the system consumes only solar energy that is not used domestically.
- With cost-optimised charging, the charging process can be optimised, taking into account various parameters (e.g. departure time, target SoC etc.). This requires (country-dependent) information from the power supply company as well as time-based measurement (e.g. smart meter).
The Porsche Charging Service enables worldwide access to charging points from various providers. Central billing takes place via Porsche. More than 135,000 charging points in 20 countries across Europe are currently available with this service. Porsche is also supporting the global establishment of a fast-charging infrastructure, in some cases together with partners.
- At selected locations in the pilot cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and London, Porsche Charging offers customers the opportunity to charge their vehicles at four of their own high-power charging points.
- As part of the joint venture with Ionity – which also involves Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford and Hyundai – Porsche will build around 400 high-power charging parks with a capacity of up to 350 kW per charging point across Europe.
- The Porsche dealer network will also be equipped with 800-volt high-power charging stations.
- In North America, the VW Group initiative, Electrify America, offers charging with up to 350 kW at 300 highway stations.
- Its subsidiary, Electrify Canada, is also pursuing the development of a high-power charging infrastructure to ensure long-distance mobility on motorways.
- Charging as Mobility Service (CAMS) is a joint venture of the Volkswagen Group. The aim is to put into operation around 4,000 DC charging points in 20 major Chinese cities.
- In selected markets, Porsche is working with local partners on the development of a charging infrastructure with selectively installed, fast-charging corridors.