Another exciting development at Porsche Palm Springs: The dealership just installed California’s first high-speed electric car charger designed specifically by Porsche.
The state-of-the-art electric “turbo” charger – which can charge a drained electric vehicle to full capacity in less than a half hour – was designed specifically for the Taycan, Porsche’s first ever all-electric vehicle. It offers the fastest available charge in the world today.
Unlike most conventional electric car chargers, which take hours to charge a car to full capacity, the Porsche high-speed charger can offer a full charge in just under 25 minutes. By comparison even existing “super chargers” take more than twice as long to offer the same level of charge.
The rapid Porsche Turbo Charger charging point was developed by Porsche Engineering. It sets new standards in terms of charging time. Depending on the vehicle model, up to 62 miles of travel can be charged in just five minutes.
Owners of the fully electric Taycan are welcome to charge that model at Porsche Palm Springs. “Any Porsche owner visiting the store is welcome to charge their Taycan while they are here,” said Porsche Palm Springs General Manager Bram Zeegers, adding that in the near future the charger will be added to the Porsche Connect app.
It’s appropriate that one of the fastest electric cars in the world just got a “Turbo Charger” to match its electric and often turbo-charged engine.
In fact, the all-electric Taycan Turbo S recently set a quarter-mile record for electric cars. It also has one of the fastest zero-to-60 accelerations for an electric vehicle: a staggering 2.4 seconds. The Turbo S version of the dual-motor Taycan boasts 750 horsepower with a top speed of 201 mph. The Taycan provides range of about 250 miles.
“As the first Gen 5 Porsche building in the world it seemed fitting to have the Porsche 800v charging system as early as we got it. Being the first Porsche dealership in California to have the system commissioned is an honor,” Zeegers said. “We hope to see more stores online in the near future. It will only help support all of our efforts to showcase Porsche’s dedication to electrification.”
The Taycan battery operates by means of pouch cells, chemically optimized for maximum performance with a long range. The battery is also based on 800-volt technology instead of the usual 400 volts with the effecting being improved charging and drive performance with smaller cable cross-sections that reduce overall weight. The Taycan’s charging system is recalibrated to better preserve the battery’s service life and limit overall power loss during fast charging. The 4S comes with a 522-hp powertrain, 19-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension, a partial leather interior, and keyless entry.