Company executives say the first Porsche-branded charging stations will be built in high-demand areas in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the United States starting next year.
But Porsche's vision goes beyond simple charging ports, CEO Oliver Blum and Vice President and CEO Lutz Meschke detailed at the press conference. The charging stations also feature lounge-like spaces where customers can drink coffee or work while their batteries are charging.
It's not just about charging, it's about making our customers more comfortable said Meschke. The customer journey beyond the car.
With a focus on the European market, Porsche is considering expansion into China and the U.S., where it can offer special services and support public charging infrastructure, he said.
Porsche will also continue its partnership with Ionity, a multi-car company that supports Europe's largest network of fast-charging stations, which plans to grow from 400 to 1,000 by 2025.
We are investing with our partners in high-quality charging stations and in our own charging infrastructure, Blum says.
As the global electric car market prepares to take off, it is important to expand the market quickly in the coming years, which is why Porsche is investing heavily, he added.
Porsche's efforts follow the ex adventurous, but it uses CCS DC Link, an open international model that has gained popularity in Europe and North America in recent years. This means that, in theory, other CCS-standard electric cars could use Rivian's network, but the software prevents them from doing so. Rivian plans to install 3,500 fast-charging devices in more than 600 locations in the U.S. and Canada by the end of next year.
Porsche will continue its partnership with Ionity and promote the benefits of Electrify America's 670 charging stations in 46 states and Washington, D.C. With its own network, however, Porsche will have direct control over customer service and the quality of charging stations. The strategy is to fill gaps in the existing fast-charging infrastructure, according to a company spokesperson. lt; Spangt; 187; However, it uses the CCS DC link, an open international model that has gained popularity in Europe and North America in recent years. This means that, in theory, other electric cars with the CCS standard could use the Rivian network, but the software might prevent them from using it. Rivian plans to install 3,500 fast-charging devices in more than 600 locations in the U.S. and Canada by the end of next year.
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