Porsche, one of the world’s most recognisable automotive brands, has unveiled what it says is Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle (EV) charging park at the company’s Porsche Leipzig plant and customer centre.
Boasting a total capacity of 7MW, the Porsche Turbo Charging park can charge some models up to 100 kilometres of range in five minutes.
Porsche Leipzig’s new Turbo Charging park boasts twelve rapid charging points with 350 kW DC and another four 22 kW AC charging points – open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, for customers of any and all vehicle brands.
Fast charging is available for any vehicle with Combined Charging System connection (CCS2).
Further, to celebrate the Turbo Charging park’s opening, all rapid charging is free of charge through the end of March for all users.
“The new charging park between the number 9, 14 and 38 motorways will significantly enrich the charging infrastructure in central Germany. Electric and hybrid vehicles of all brands are welcome,” said Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche Leipzig GmbH.
“We are pleased that with the new charging park we can offer an attractive charging option for electric vehicle owners in Leipzig and the surrounding area, as well as transit passengers.”
Porsche’s new headline-getting charging park also provides another avenue for the company to sell itself to the public – offering visitors a chance while charging their vehicles to peruse a Porsche shop or visit a “historical vehicle exhibition” and book “a range of driving experiences available at the Leipzig circuit.”
“We will tailor these offers even more closely to our loading customers in future,” says Jens Walther, Head of Sales and Marketing at Porsche Leipzig. “We want to make charging with electricity at Porsche an experience.”
However, Porsche will need to make a bunch of these headline charging parks if they are to support a continent-wide increase in electric vehicle adoption.