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Leipzig home to Europe's most powerful fast-charging facility

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EV drivers of any brand can rapid-charge their vehicle for free at the Porsche Turbo Charging park in Leipzig until the end of March, 2020
EV drivers of any brand can rapid-charge their vehicle for free at the Porsche Turbo Charging park in Leipzig until the end of March, 2020
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EV drivers of any brand can rapid-charge their vehicle for free at the Porsche Turbo Charging park in Leipzig until the end of March, 2020
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EV drivers of any brand can rapid-charge their vehicle for free at the Porsche Turbo Charging park in Leipzig until the end of March, 2020
The Porsche Turbo Charging park between 9, 14 and 38 motorways in Leipzig has a dozen 350-kW DC charging points and four AC charging points operating at 22 kW
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The Porsche Turbo Charging park between 9, 14 and 38 motorways in Leipzig has a dozen 350-kW DC charging points and four AC charging points operating at 22 kW

Taycan drivers in central Germany now have a new rapid charging facility called Porsche Turbo Charging, with a total capacity of seven megawatts – making it Europe's most powerful rapid charging park.

Porsche says that all of the electricity used in the Leipzig charging park will come from renewable energy sources. The service center has a dozen 350-kW DC charging points and four AC charging points operating at 22 kW, which are open around the clock, seven days per week.

The rapid chargers were developed by Porsche Engineering and could see electric vehicles gaining up to 100 km (62 mi) of range in just five minutes. Though the press shots unsurprisingly show Taycans plugged in, the fast chargers can be used by any CCS2-compatible vehicle – not just Porsche cars. And if you're quick, rapid charging won't cost you a euro – it's free for all users until the end of March.

The Porsche Turbo Charging park between 9, 14 and 38 motorways in Leipzig has a dozen 350-kW DC charging points and four AC charging points operating at 22 kW
The Porsche Turbo Charging park between 9, 14 and 38 motorways in Leipzig has a dozen 350-kW DC charging points and four AC charging points operating at 22 kW

Looking to make EV charging something of a pleasurable experience for users at the park, Porsche is inviting visitors to take advantage of the services at the Customer Centre while topping up their vehicle's battery, and perhaps even book some time behind the wheel of a Porsche on the Leipzig circuit.

"The new charging park between the number 9, 14 and 38 motorways will significantly enrich the charging infrastructure in central Germany," said Porsche Leipzig's Gerd Rupp. "Electric and hybrid vehicles of all brands are welcome. 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."

Source: Porsche Leipzig

5 comments
christopher
Curious spacing - they probably don't want your car destroyed when the neighbor explodes in flames?
Tony Morris
There must be more chargers if the total capacity is 7 MW. 12 chargers @ 0.35 MW and 4 @ 0.022 MW = 4.288 MW. Perhaps the facility has a capacity limit of 7 MW with plans for more charging stations to be added?
buzzclick
So what are the kwh rates after the end of March?
ljaques
I wonder if there will be photo ops there to see herds of Rimacs, Lotus, and Aston Martins migrate through these facilities.
ReservoirPup
Don't want to spoil anybody's fun, but can't resist noting that this news is an indicator that the VW mindset (including Porsche) hasn't changed much: it does what is better for itself than its customers. If it were otherwise, it would spread this charges over a highway, but it decided to do what's easier to implement or helps raise sales.