Porsche is expanding high power charging infrastructure in central Germany with the opening of a new charging park called Porsche Turbo Charging in Leipzig. The park has a total capacity of seven megawatts drawn entirely from renewable energy.
The park in the German state of Saxony now sports twelve high power charging points with 350 kW (DC), and four 22 kW charging points (AC). Fast charging will be free for all users until the end of March for a pilot phase. The centre is open around the clock, seven days a week. After these first weeks of operation free of charge, payment can be made using charging providers standard charging cards according to their conditions.
“The new charging park between the number 9, 14 and 38 motorways will significantly enrich the charging infrastructure in central Germany. Electric and hybrid vehicles of all brands are welcome”, says Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche Leipzig GmbH. “We are pleased that with the new charging park we can offer an attractive charging option for electric vehicle owners in Leipzig and the surrounding area, as well as transit passengers.”
Porsche claims that the Porsche Turbo Charger charging point developed by Porsche Engineering sets new standards in charging time. Of course, the charging time also depends on the vehicle, but in combination with the right electric car, 100 kilometres worth of energy can be charged up in just under five minutes.
At the nearby factory premises, Porsche is preparing everything for the company’s electromobility future. Among other things, a further body shop for the next generation of the Macan is currently being built on the site, which will roll off the production line as a purely electric model series. The hybrid version of the Panamera is already being produced at the Saxon site. In addition, prospective e-Porsche owners will also be able to collect their Taycan from the Leipzig plant. Although Porsche is producing its first electric car in Stuttgart, of course, buyers may pick it up just under 500 kilometres further to the north-east.
Drivers who want to use the Porsche charging park can reach the charging station at the customer centre via the visitor gate in Porschestrasse near the Leipzig-Nord motorway exit. The official opening party of the charging park is on Saturday, 29.02.2020, from 10 am to 4 pm. Electric car drivers of all brands are cordially invited, free of charge.
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