Porsche designs fast charger for 7MW park in Leipzig

February 21, 2020 //By Nick Flaherty
The 7MW Porsche Turbo Charging park in Leipzig is Europe's most powerful fast charger system
The 7MW Porsche Turbo Charging park in Leipzig is Europe's most powerful fast charger system providing 100km range in just 5 minutes

Porsche has developed its own fast charger technology for a 7MW charging park for electric vehicles (EVs) at its plant in Leipzig, central Germany,

The Porsche Turbo Charging park has six internal quick charging points developed by Porsche Engineering and can be used by any vehicle with a Combined Charging System (CCS2) connection. The 7MW capacity, provided entirely from renewable energy sources, makes it Europe's most powerful rapid-charging park.

Twelve rapid charging points with 350 kW (direct current) and four charging points with 22 kW (alternating current) are now in operation at the plant for customers of all vehicle brands. During a pilot phase that is running until the end of March, rapid charging will be free of charge for all users. After that, payment will be made using the mobility providers' standard charging card. Depending on the vehicle's on-board charger (OBC), the park can provide a range of 100km in just five minutes.

"The new charging park between the number 9, 14 and 38 motorways will significantly enrich the charging infrastructure in central Germany. Electric and hybrid vehicles of all brands are welcome,” said Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche Leipzigid. "We are pleased that with the new charging park we can offer an attractive charging option for electric vehicle owners in Leipzig and the surrounding area, as well as transit passengers.”

The Porsche plant in Leipzig is currently getting ready for electric mobility. Among other things, a further body shop for the next generation of the Macan is being built at the plant, which will roll off the production line as a purely electrically powered model series. Electric drives are already playing a role at Leipzig: the Panamera hybrid models are produced there and Taycan customers can collect their car in person from the plant.

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