Porsche is kicking off a digital EV charging service, that can even be used by drivers of EVs and PHEVs by other manufacturers. Currently, the service is bundled with Hubject’s roaming network. Other options and international roll-out are currently being tested as well.
The Porsche Charging Service searches for relevant charging stations in the area, and takes care of payment via previously entered payment data. The registration or login with the individual charging station providers is then no longer necessary.
Currently the service is available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland, and more countries will follow as of the end of the year.
The app shows information regarding location and availability of charging stations, as well as the prices for charging in real-time. At the station itself, identification either takes place via a QR code on the app, or the so-called “Porsche ID Card”, that users receive when they sign up for the service.
In Germany, the service costs 2.5 euros per month. The German website also shows that German customers will be charged 8 euros per charge on stations up to 22 kW, and 10 euros for a charge on a 50 kW station. Switzerland on the other hand, uses a pay-per-minute system, where users pay 0.10, or 0.52 Swiss franks for the service, respectively. Austria charges 15 cents per minute on the 22 kW charging stations.