Not so long ago, harnessing 1.21 gigawatts meant “back to the future”. Today it’s a little lighter and much more convenient, being contained in a rapidly expanding network of readily available chargers for the Porsche Taycan. Here is a nice confrontation between the DeLorean from the movie “Back to the future” and a Porsche Taycan.
Between the Electrify America charging network and the European Ionity charging network, 1.21 gigawatts of combined power was exceeded for the first time. The rapid expansion of both networks means that they now represent the largest DC fast charger networks in the US and Europe. An additional range of publicly available third-party charging networks completes the total. There are currently 670 Electrify America locations and 372 Ionity locations, which equates to more than 4,800 individual chargers. With the network packing more power than ever, charging a Porsche Taycan is faster and easier.
In just 22 minutes, the Porsche Taycan can charge from 5 to 80 percent, thanks to its 800-volt battery architecture and 270 kW charging speed, which means less time spent charging and more time traveling. Plus, with Plug & Charge technology – only second in convenience to Mr Fusion, the power source for the DeLorean time machine in the hit movie Back to the Future. the future) – the user simply plugs in and charging starts automatically, just as the name suggests.
In the United States and Canada, Taycan owners get the first 30 minutes of each charge free for the first three years of ownership. The all-electric sports car’s built-in charge scheduler also makes locating stations less onerous than trying to time a charge to coincide with a lightning bolt, like in the movie.
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