Porsche plans 500 fast-charging stations across US

Ceria Alfonso
Abril 17, 2018

Porsche is one of the many big vehicle manufacturers who are making major moves in the electric auto market.

Porsche is planning a Supercharger-like network of fast-charging stations at dealerships and highway locations across the US.

In an interview with Automotive News Canada, Porsche North America's CEO, Klaus Zellmer, confirmed that Porsche is doing something to address these concerns.

It's no coincidence that Porsche is setting up its fast charging network in the country in the not too distant future.

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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.

"If you want to buy that vehicle, you want to know what happens if I go skiing and go further than 300 miles", Zellmer told Automotive News. But for the times when long distance trips are needed, owners have a legitimate concern, especially if Porsche's charging standard ends up being proprietary. It will be up to the dealerships to decide if they want to cover the cost of installing the chargers.

Zellmer also reportedly called the 300-mile range of the Mission E a "psychological barrier" for the electric auto, noting that most electric vehicle owners will be putting their auto on the plug while parked at home or at the office. EV owners need places to recharge their vehicles and automakers have stepped up to build the infrastructure in the place of third-party companies.

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