Porsche Will Set Up 500 Fast Charging Stations In The US

Rodiano Bonacci
Aprile 16, 2018

The automaker doesn't want potential owners to worry about a lack of charging infrastructure so plans to install at least 500 fast chargers at popular spots in the United States, including at its 189 dealerships and some highway stops.

The timing coincides with the launch of its Mission E electric vehicle that is scheduled for 2019, followed by a crossover EV in 2020 (shown above). Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer has revealed today that the company is going to set up at least 500 fast charging stations for electric cars in the United States by the end of next year.

"If you want to buy [the Mission E], you want to know what happens if I go skiing and go further than 300 miles", he said. "What do I do?"

According to the report, Porsche is considering requiring payment for the use of the chargers not at dealerships - it's up to the independent dealership if they require payment for use of the chargers.

As we previously reported, Porsche claims the Mission E is capable of supporting a 350 kW charging rate, which could charge up the Mission E's battery pack to 80% in about 15 minutes.

Porsche will not pay to have the chargers installed at its US -based dealerships.

He said that 500 stations will be installed in the U.S. at their dealerships (189 of them) and the rest will cover highways around the country.

Porsche is right and is following Tesla's proven example.

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