Tag: Porsche

Sep 17, 2020 - 10:36 pm

High power charging trucks prove reliable, Porsche finds

Porsche is using a mobile charging system in the form of a truck trailer that allows ultra-rapid charging at Taycan presentations across the world. Made by battery storage specialist ADS-TEC Energy, the system delivers up to 320 kWh in any weather, real-life use shows.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:21 pm

VW confirms Zellmer as new board member

Jürgen Stackmann, a member of the Board of Management of the VW brand, has left the Volkswagen Group with immediate effect. As of 15 September, the new Board Member for Sales is now Klaus Zellmer, previously head of Porsche Cars North America.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 03:51 pm

Audi lends staff to Porsche to ramp up Taycan production

Porsche can hardly keep up with production due to the high demand for the Taycan electric luxury car, so reinforcements are coming from the group’s sister company, Audi. 400 employees from Neckarsulm are moving to Zuffenhausen for two years to help out.

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Aug 27, 2020 - 02:40 pm

Porsche postpones Taycan Cross Turismo launch to 2021

Porsche postpones the launch of the Cross Turismo, a roomier version of the all-electric Taycan, from the end of this year to early 2021. Financial news services cite Porsche CEO Oliver Blume saying the strong demand for the regular Taycan amid the pandemic had driven the decision.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 04:54 pm

Porsche reveals revamped Panamera

Porsche presents the extensively revised Panamera, for which a further plug-in hybrid version is also available: The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid supplements the PHEV range with a completely new drive system with 412 kW (560 hp) system power.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 03:49 pm

Audi sets sights on Artemis as new Tesla fighter A9

Details are now available on the Artemis task force for highly automated electric cars by Audi. The first project will be a luxury class electric sedan that is in development under the working title Landjet. Audi considers a positioning above the current top model A8, possibly as the A9.

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Aug 19, 2020 - 12:11 pm

Porsche Taycan to feature Plug&Charge and FoD

Starting in October, there will be numerous innovations for the Porsche Taycan at the change of the model year. The new Plug & Charge function allows for automated charging and payment without a card or app. Other innovations include Functions on Demand, FoD, and faster acceleration.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 10:56 am

Taycan still fine-tuning over-the-air updates

The Porsche Taycan is technically capable of software updates via the data network (Over The Air). But owners of the electric Porsche still have to come to the workshop for a software update due to the large amount of data required.

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Jul 19, 2020 - 02:53 pm

Audi: Proprietary charging network for hi-tech EVs?

The Volkswagen Group is planning a proprietary charging network throughout Europe, Spiegel magazine claims, citing circles around Audi’s project Artemis. It looks like initially, only Audi drivers would benefit from the hi-tech network with Porsche clients to follow.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Porsche builds body shop for the E-Macan in Leipzig

The conversion of the Porsche plant in Leipzig for the production of the third generation of the now also electric Macan is on schedule despite the Corona crisis. The new body shop for Porsche’s latest e-SUV has now been completed from the outside.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 01:48 pm

Porsche presents Taycan variant for China

Porsche has now presented the announced entry-level version of the Taycan with rear-wheel drive in China. It offers an engine output of up to 350 kW and is available with both well-known battery options.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 02:25 pm

Porsche and Audi electric cars available in Australia

Both Audi and Porsche have launched electric cars in Australia. After multiple production delays, Audi has launched its first electric vehicles, the e-tron SUV and Sportback twins. The Porsche Taycan is due to arrive in Australia in December 2020.

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Jun 3, 2020 - 03:55 pm

VW and Porsche rumoured to get new brand bosses

According to German media reports, Volkswagen is preparing a personnel shuffle in its brand management boards. VW Group boss Herbert Diess, who also runs the VW brand, apparently wants to bring Porsche boss Oliver Blume to Wolfsburg.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 02:51 pm

Porsche planning entry-level Taycan

In addition to the familiar 4S, Turbo and Turbo S variants, Porsche is planning a new entry-level version with rear-wheel drive and a smaller battery for its Taycan electric model. The German company also has its sights set on a specific market to launch the model in.

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Apr 19, 2020 - 01:39 pm

Porsche Taycan 4S now available in the USA

Porsche has added an entry-level Taycan 4S to join the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S at U.S. dealerships. The official EPA estimated range for the Taycan 4S is 203 miles, and prices start at $103,800.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 06:47 pm

COVID-19: carmakers reopening factories

Following the pandemic closure of production facilities around the globe, first carmakers are carefully reopening the plants to begin making cars and components again. We will update the electric vehicle-related reopenings continuously here.

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Apr 2, 2020 - 02:13 pm

Audi provides new EV platform details

Audi promises 30 electrified models by 2025, 20 of which will be BEVs. Audi USA has now provided further details of the four platforms on which these electric cars will be built. More information has also been revealed on the upcoming PPE architecture being developed jointly with Porsche.

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Mar 20, 2020 - 03:09 pm

Porsche to invest billions more in electrification

Porsche is investing around 10 billion euros in the hybridisation, electrification and digitalisation of its vehicles by 2024 and, according to their statements, is “consistently expanding” the product range in the field of electric mobility.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 02:55 pm

Porsche’s batteries are too heavy for the 718

The electric versions of the Porsche 718 series, Cayman and Boxster, have still not been given the green light for production, according to Michael Steiner, Executive Vice President for Development. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer is therefore continuing to postpone the decision.

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Mar 6, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Famous last words

Porsche boss Oliver Blume recently confirmed in an interview that the Porsche 911 will “never” be driven purely electrically ex works. Since the German manufacturer refused to do so, another company has taken it upon themselves to electrify the classic 1965 Porsche 911.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 05:50 pm

Porsche plans 900 more Destination Charging locations

Porsche has just announced that its charging network called Porsche Destination Charging is to grow by around 900 new locations by the end of this year. The network currently comprises 1,035 AC charging points in around 20 countries. Porsche customers with a Taycan or plug-in hybrid model may use these free of charge.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Will software problems delay VW’s ID.3?

According to an article in German media, Volkswagen is still having massive software problems with ID.3. There is apparently some risk that the market launch of the first MEB model will have to be postponed. The group’s subsidiaries Audi and Porsche are also having their own troubles, only with batteries.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 05:50 pm

Porsche opens 7MW charging park in Leipzig

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.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 12:17 pm

Bill Gates goes electric

The famous founder of Microsoft has reportedly bought himself an electric car. Surprisingly, he did not go for a US-American production, such as Tesla, but instead opted for a Porsche Taycan made in Germany.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/17/high-power-charging-trucks-prove-reliable-porsche-finds/
17.09.2020 22:30