Porsche Italia partners with Enel X to install high power charging stations in Italy. Kuwait Petroleum Italia is also on board with the Q8 service stations where the new ultra-fast charging stations will be located.
Porsche envisions up to 300 kW charging power for each HPC column and wants to set up shop at 20 pitstops of Q8 by the end of this year. Once operational, the new sites will appear in Porsche’s mobility ecosystem and displayed in Enel X’s JuicePass app.
The deal reserves one charge bay for Porsche customers at each location. The Taycan, with its 800-volt architecture, will be able to recharge to 80% in about 20 minutes at the Q8 stops.
Pietro Innocenti, CEO of Porsche Italia, also pointed out existing ultra fast-charging stations at 30 Italian Porsche Centers and charging facilities at “prestigious destinations, such as the restaurants and hotels that normally serve our customers”.
Enel X will act as operator and include servicing the high power chargers in the latest deal. Augusto Raggi, Head of Enel X Italy, also said the utility wanted to install “the largest possible number of ultra fast-charging stations” throughout their home market. So far, the company claims to have more than 12,000 charging points throughout Italy.
Q8’s objective in the new partnership is “to contribute to the creation of the infrastructure necessary for sustainable mobility to meet the needs of all consumers, including the increasingly numerous population of those who have chosen hybrid or fully electric cars,” declared Giuseppe Zappalà, CEO of Q8.
The first ultra-fast-charging station will be inaugurated at the Q8 rest stop at Paderno Dugnano in the Milan region. Other locations will follow at what Enel calls “key junctions of daily traffic and seasonal tourism,” including Monza Brianza, Erbusco, Padua, Perugia, Rome, Naples, and the province Bari, Brindisi, and Porto Rotondo (area of Oristano).
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