Porsche has opened its new technology center in Berlin-Adlershof, and the new facility features a 25-meter-high solar pylon that generates up to 30,000 kWh of electricity annually and covers the entire annual demand of the site.
The new Porsche Center is also geared to the requirements of future electric vehicles. Four customer parking lots are equipped with quick-chargers. Two of them includes the company’s first ultra-fast 800-volt chargers. They can charge existing electric vehicles at up to a 150kW charge rate, but they can handle up to 350kW for future electric cars.
Another EV charging station for the testing of modern charging technology is currently being built at the US headquarters of the sports car manufacturer in Atlanta.
The Porsche Mission E will be the first production vehicle with 800-volt technology, which will bring Porsche to the market by the end of the decade.
Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, headquartered in Weissach, Germany, is the development partner for the innovative charging technology.
Last year, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have partnered to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe.
The projected ultra-fast high-powered charging network with power levels up to 350 kW will be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today. The build-up is planned to start in 2017. An initial target of about 400 sites in Europe is planned.