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There's a lot of chatter online (mostly from Tesla fans) that Porsche doesn't have a charging network. That's simply not the case.

While it is true that there isn't much of one yet, it's also true that no one owns a Taycan yet... so it's a bit of a moot point.

The folks at Electrify America, the VW Group subsidiary tasked with rolling out a charging infrastructure in the US, have just released their annual report with plenty of info about where the current chargers are, where new ones are planned to be built and what "Cycle 2" of the charging infrastructure project will entail.

For more on the Taycan's charging time see here.

And for a refresher on Porsche's existing charing network see here.

To start, Electrify America is planning 327 charging stations in the US with multiple outlets at each, totalling roughly 1,400 DC Fast Chargers capable of 350kW charging. To date, 60 are already active.

Above is a map of the locations of the charing stations. More details can be found on the Electrify America website here: https://plugintothepresent.com/#home

Plus, find a charging station near you here:
https://www.plugshare.com/


60 of 327 active sites
131 of 327 construction is complete
219 of 327 under construction


In addition to that "Cycle 1" as they call it will include 215 level-2 charging stations at 215 offices and "multi unit dwellings" in 11 markets.

Plus, to make a more robust overall network, Electify America will partner with several other brands: EV Connect, SemaConnect and Greenlots to give its users access to 12,500 more chargers across America.

So what comes next?

Well, Cycle 2 will start in mid-2019 (we're basically there already) and will focus on a secondary rollout of more chargers in key urban areas. These regions are: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Boulder (CO), Bremerton
(WA), Bridgeport (CT), Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Olympia (WA),
Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Seattle, and Washington D.C.

 

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Shell along with other major gasoline companies have ambitious plans to roll out a charging network. Expect them to partner up with Electrify America if not already.

A lot of shell stations are around me so those will be super convenient.
 

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Shell along with other major gasoline companies have ambitious plans to roll out a charging network. Expect them to partner up with Electrify America if not already.

A lot of shell stations are around me so those will be super convenient.

I actually read an interesting story about that the other day, how all the gas companies are buying up the EV charging company startups. Smart business and nice to see they are ready (or are being forced) to change.
 

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Its possible that investment into electric infrastructure is what improved their position in the stock market.

 

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Possibly. Although Nov/Dec was **** for pretty much everything on the stock market. UGH.
 
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