The Porsche Taycan Will Get Ultra-fast Supercharging that is 2X Faster Than Tesla's

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【Summary】Porsche recently announced that its fully-electric Taycan will distinguish itself from its rivals by offering a new benchmark of rapid recharging time.

Manish Kharinta    Nov 18, 2018 9:50 AM PT
The Porsche Taycan Will Get Ultra-fast Supercharging that is 2X Faster Than Tesla's

Porsche will make its entry into the luxury electric vehicle segment with its upcoming offering the Taycan. The EV is slated to go into production next year. It will compete with the Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi e-Tron and Jaguar I-pace. 

By the time Porsche Taycan hits production, Tesla's latest mass-market Model 3 is expected to hit the production milestone of 10,000 units per week. The company recently announced that Taycan would distinguish itself from its rivals such as Tesla, by offering a new benchmark of rapid recharging time. 

The German sports car manufacturer officially made the announcement during the Rennsport Reunion in Monterey, California, which is a annual gathering of Porsche enthusiasts.

Detlev von Platen, Porche's Executive Board member of sales and marketing, gave some insight about what the automaker plans on achieving with the introduction of the Taycan. According to Platen, Porsche is not concerned with the competition that already exist in the segment. 

Instead, Porsche wants to enhance the overall experience of electric vehicle ownership. The company says that it will solve the problem of long charging intervals so that the buyers will be able to enjoy the high-performance offered by Taycan. Porsche's new EV chargers will recharging the car's batteries up to 80 percent in just 15 minutes.

The Porsche Taycan

Porsche is working on developing its own charging network. Unlike its competitors, which rely on the current charging infrastructure, Porsche's supercharging network will be comprised of 350 kW electric pit stops that will provide ultra-fast supercharging speeds to the company's future offerings.

The current network offered by Tesla is comprised of 120 kW Superchargers, which recharge the battery packs of Tesla models up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. Tesla also announced that it will soon launch the next generation of its Supercharger network, which the company has dubbed Supercharger V3. This next generation of supercharging network will include of 200 to 250 kW charging stations.

Elon Musk criticized Porsche proposal during Tesla's Q1 earnings call and said that a higher output 350 kW supercharger would compromise the car's battery pack. It is likely that Porsche will address this issue before production of the Taycan and might experiment with a new battery pack. 

The supercharger network and battery pack will also cater to future EVs, which will join Porsche's lineup alongside the Taycan. The company believes that its pedigree will play a major role in promoting sales of Taycan. 

2,000 reservations for the upcoming Porsche EV have already been placed in Norway and registration for buyers in the United States is also open.

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