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Several months ago Porsche said that as many as 120 of its 191 US dealers have agreed to add DC Fast Charging stations. Now the German automaker has confirmed all 191 US dealerships will offer the award-winning technology.

The news comes via a report in Automotive News.

In addition, all 191 U.S. Porsche dealerships will invest approximately $70 million to install DC fast chargers," said Porsche Cars North America marketing chief Pedro Mota. "Beyond that, we anticipate most customers will charge at home or at work, so we will also offer a Porsche-designed home charging system."

DC Fast Charging of 350kW is the fastest recharging available and will allow Taycan owners to recharge up to 60 miles of range in just 4 minutes!

The rest of the article focuses on Porsche's battle to sell electric cars to gasoline-loyalists.

Mota, however, insists it's not an issue and he's got facts to rely on, like the fact that Taycan pre-orders have been so strong.

"In the U.S., we have more people registering their interest in the Taycan than in any other pre-release program we have had," he said.

Combating the issue of electric cars being fun to drive he said "Whether they choose a new-generation 911 or the refreshed Macan, they want to feel engaged behind the wheel and have fun. The Taycan will be no different. It will have the Porsche soul, but electrified. The car will be exciting to drive, with a low center of gravity, and it will corner, steer and brake like a true sports car."


If you're looking for more info on Porsche's extensive DC Fast Charging network, see here.
 

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An important fact for anyone that doesn't remember is Porsche initially planned for 20,000 Taycans. Global demand exceeded that, pushing Porsche prepare its production facility to build up to 40,000!

Luxury carmaker Porsche has confirmed it will be doubling production of its all-electric sports car – before it has even begun production of the prestige EV – from the previously planned 20,000 units to 40,000 units.

The Taycan is Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle was made available for pre-order last year. But the luxury carmaker is anticipating demand will be much greater than it first thought.

The unconfirmed news was first reported on German auto site Automobilewoche, alongside a rumour that Audi would also increase capacity of its all-electric e-tron – which is also not yet on the market.

The German carmaker has now confirmed that it will ramp up production of the Taycan two-fold, with Andrew Lennon, a manager in product comms for Porsche telling CNBC that, “”We had been ready for it.”
 

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Thats $366,000 per charging station! I hope that is a whole battery of chargers, not just one. So I would have to drive 12 miles (24 miles round trip) for a charge at the dealer? Not sure who will actually use these stations other than cross country travelers. Everyone else will charge at home at 240v taking six hours. Not trying to sound negative, but just realistic.
 

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My local dealer is having to add additional electrical service to support the charger. I'll ask if there is more than one station being installed.
 

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My local dealer is having to add additional electrical service to support the charger. I'll ask if there is more than one station being installed.
Interesting. Yea. We'd love to know more.

Can you ask about options for home charging? Do they have any more details on that idea of an induction charger?
 

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Thats $366,000 per charging station! I hope that is a whole battery of chargers, not just one. So I would have to drive 12 miles (24 miles round trip) for a charge at the dealer? Not sure who will actually use these stations other than cross country travelers. Everyone else will charge at home at 240v taking six hours. Not trying to sound negative, but just realistic.
Tesla's destination based chargers can't be beat. Porsche being part of VW group should be rivaling that idea.
Near me there are still many ideal destinations that don't have chargers.

Some in enclosed parking areas that are better than Tesla's mostly open design.
 

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Tesla's destination based chargers can't be beat. Porsche being part of VW group should be rivaling that idea.
Near me there are still many ideal destinations that don't have chargers.

Some in enclosed parking areas that are better than Tesla's mostly open design.
Yes, each station has numerous chargers at it.

Here's a lot more info about the upcoming charging network.

https://www.taycanevforum.com/forum/161-charging-batteries/293-350kw-charing-stations-where-they-where-will-they.html

"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. "
 

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My dealer is in the dark about home charging options and even the charging station at the dealership. They said information will come with introduction in the fall.
 

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My dealer is in the dark about home charging options and even the charging station at the dealership. They said information will come with introduction in the fall.
Well, thanks for checking. Guess we're all waiting until September then.
 
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