Porsche E-Performance.

Performance, G-forces, adrenaline rushes. These are our traditional values. But what do we at Porsche think about today when we look at tomorrow? We think of the sports car of the future, of course. Entirely uncompromising. With an overall concept that combines maximum driving pleasure, sophisticated charging infrastructure and pioneering connectivity. And giving you the leading role: as the driver of your sports car.

Charging infrastructure

Stay energised, wherever you may be. The Porsche Charge Map provides an overview of a great number of charging stations – near your home and while travelling. Simply select your desired location – and we’ll show you where you can conveniently charge your car on the road and at your destination.

Recharge your batteries

A new mobility concept is only innovative if it extends beyond the vehicle. Porsche E-Performance therefore includes the entire infrastructure: an optimally integrated vehicle charge port and intelligent charging equipment for daily use at home and on the road.

Taycan - The first all - Electric Porsche.

The Taycan is ready for the future, thanks to its innovative total concept. Characterised by the features that have always been decisive for any Porsche: pure emotion and maximum driving pleasure.

Taycan Models

The four-door sports saloon is a unique package, offering typical Porsche performance and connectivity with everyday usability. At the same time, highly advanced production methods and the features of the Taycan are setting new standards in the fields of sustainability and digitalisation.

Plug-in Hybrid Models

Our plug-in hybrid models combine two drivetrains that ideally complement each other. The internal combustion engine builds up power and torque with increasing speed. The maximum torque of the electric motor is immediately available. For you, this means: optimum performance. At the push of a button.

Cayenne E-Hybrid models

Hybrid technology for the race track. With room for the entire crew. One of the first plug-in hybrids in its segment. And one of the most powerful. 340kW (462PS) and a top speed of 253km/h push up to five sports car enthusiasts deep into their seats.

Panamera E-Hybrid models

Performance, efficiency and comfort. No ifs and buts. With the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models, our engineers proved that courage is the most important drive of all. To break with conventions. To change perspective. And to make great things happen.

Charging with the Porsche Charging Service: convenient, fast and inexpensive

Just in time for the delivery of the first Porsche Taycan vehicles in Europe, Porsche has built up a powerful charging network: The Porsche Charging Service now includes more than 100.000 AC and DC charging points in ten countries.

In addition, Porsche Destination Charging also provides around 1.000 AC-charging points for guests of selected hotels, golf courses or marinas in 20 countries. Charging there is free for Porsche customer. The offer is constantly growing, and other countries and charging point providers are added. The Porsche dealer network is also being equipped with 800-volt high power charging stations throughout the country. More than 200 Ionity fast-charging parks are already in operation along motorways and main traffic routes in Europe. By the end of 2020, the number is expected to be around 400. Using the Porsche Charging Service App, Taycan drivers will be able to charge at a particularly low rate: per kilowatt-hour, they will only pay 0.33 euros instead of the 0.79 euros.

Porsche Charging Service: More than 100,000 charging points in ten countries

For the first three years, the service is included for customers based in Germany. The charging network provides access to more than 100.000 AC and DC charging points in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. With the Porsche Charging Service App (for iOS or Android operating system), it is easy to find charging stations and start the charging processes. Moreover, the invoicing process can be done by using centrally stored payment data. This is done across countries and at a guaranteed standard price.

The app provides real-time information on the location and availability of the charging stations as well as the costs of a charging process. At the charging station, identification shall ensure by a QR code via the app or via the Taycan Charging Card. Users will receive a charging card free after the service registration. A rating function reveals when a vehicle was lately charged on a charging station and how reliable the information about the respective charging point is. In order to enable better planning of the charging process, the daily capacity utilization of the charging point is displayed as well.

Ionity fast charging network with special conditions for Porsche customers

With the establishment of the Ionity joint venture, the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG have set the course for the development of the most powerful fast charging network for electric vehicles in Europe. The network uses the European charging standard Combined Charging System (CCS). Thanks to the 800-volt technology of the Ionity charging stations, the Taycan can charge at its full potential of up to 270 kW. When using the Porsche Charging Service, Taycan owners pay a standard price of 0.33 euros per kilowatt-hour - significantly less than customers without a contract.

Century-long experience of electricity makes the cutting edge of Porsche E-Performance: the new Taycan
The history of Porsche is also an evolutionary history of automotive electrification technology. In 1900, the founder of Porsche, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, invented the very first electric car, driven by electric motors in the hubs of the front wheels. Even today, the trams, trolley buses and electric bikes around us still follow this driving concept. Later on, Dr. Porsche also designed the world’s first functional hybrid car with the first serial hybrid drive, a predecessor of today’s hybrid cars.

With Dr. Porsche’s forward-looking drive concept, Porsche has launched a number of popular hybrid models of the Cayenne and Panamera since 2010, becoming the first manufacturer in the premium segment to offer hybrid systems in three different model lines, and establishing its unmistakable E-performace concept. On the Porsche stage at the expo there is a Cayenne E-Hybrid, which was launched late last year in China. Presenting the performance-oriented hybrid strategy of Porsche, the Cayenne E-Hybrid achieves stronger performance with maximum efficiency, and is a typical example of the seven plug-in hybrid vehicles that Porsche currently offers in China.

“From the race track to the road” is a philosophy embedded deep in Porsche’s DNA. Porsche has long utilised motorsport as a testing ground to hone its technologies and experience. With the 919 Hybrid racecar – showcasd on the stage – Porsche returned to the top class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and thus to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014. Between 2015 and 2017, Porsche achieved three consecutive Le Mans victories with the 919 Hybrid. It boasts a system power of around 662 kW (900 HP), and is the fastest test laboratory and the most innovative race car that Porsche has built to date. Its pioneering 800-volt technology is also at work in the new Taycan.

The most eye-catching model at the Porsche stage is the new Taycan, which celebrated its world premiere early September simultaneously on three continents: in North America, Europe and Asia. The first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, marks the beginning of a new era for Porsche as the company expands its product range in the field of e-mobility. The four-door sports saloon is a unique package offering typical Porsche performance, connectivity and comprehensive everyday usability. At the same time, highly advanced production methods and the production features of the Taycan are setting new standards in the fields of sustainability and digitalisation. During the coming Guangzhou Auto Show, the Taycan will be showcased to the public for the first time.

On the stage at the expo there is a remarkable 2.7-metre-tall Porsche High Power Charger. By the middle of next year, 80% of Porsche Centres will be equipped with this high power charging infrastructure. In China, based on current GB standard, maximum 200 kW charging power can be supported with 800 V. Under ideal conditions, the charging time required to take the battery from five to 80 percent SoC (state of charge) is about half an hour.

In order to provide Taycan customers with maximized convenience and accessibility of charging services, Porsche is developing exclusive parking and charging network in the downtown areas of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, and gradually expanding city coverage to establish over 100 stations by end of 2020, including both high power DC charging and fast DC charging services. Porsche will start offering valet charging services in the four major cities and enlarging city coverage along the expansion of exclusive charging network development. In addition, Porsche will integrate over 100,000 nationwide 3rd party charging stations. Customers who successfully purchase a Taycan will be provided with one set of free home charging hardware as well as basic installation services.

The history of Porsche begins electrically
The electric powertrain is embedded deep in the Porsche DNA.

Ferdinand Porsche, later the founder of the company of the same name, was fascinated by electricity even as a teenager. As early as 1893, the 18-year-old installed an electric lighting system in his parents' house. In the same year Porsche joined Vereinigte Elektrizitäts-AG Béla Egger in Vienna. After four years there, he progressed from mechanic to head of the testing department. The first vehicles he designed also had electric drives — so the history of Porsche begins with the electric drive.

In 1898, Ferdinand Porsche designed the Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton. The vehicle was powered by an octagonal electric motor, and with three to five PS it reached a top speed of 25 km/h. In 1899, Porsche joined the carriage maker in Vienna, k.u.k. Hofwagenfabrik Ludwig Lohner & Co.

There he developed the electric wheel hub motor. In 1900, the first Lohner-Porsche Electromobile with this innovation was presented at the Expo in Paris. With 2 x 2.5 PS it reached a top speed of 37 km/h. Lohner’s reason for a vehicle with an electric motor sounds as topical today as it did then, especially in relation to the era of mass motorisation: the air was “ruthlessly spoiled by the large number of petrol engines in use”.

Also in 1900, Porsche designed the world's first functional hybrid car, the “Semper Vivus” (Latin for “always alive”). The technology, marketed as the Lohner-Porsche system, also had applications beyond the sphere of electric vehicles. Porsche extended the car’s range by not using a battery as an energy source, but instead using a combustion engine to drive a generator and thus supply the wheel hub with electrical energy. One year later, the production-ready version was born as the Lohner-Porsche “Mixte”.

However, the Lohner-Porsche also demonstrated why electric mobility has failed over the decades: despite its modest power output, the car weighed almost two tonnes. The lack of infrastructure and the short range put an end to electromobility for a long time.

The idea was resurrected more than 100 years later: With the development of lithium-ion batteries suitable for use in vehicles and ever more stringent legal requirements for pollutant and carbon dioxide emissions, the focus turned once more to electric drive systems. With the Cayenne S Hybrid in 2010, Porsche paved the way for electromobility in the company. As the first parallel full hybrid in the luxury car class, the Panamera S Hybrid was the most economical Porsche to date with a fuel consumption of 6.8 l/100 km (NEDC), despite a power output of 380 PS. Also in 2011, Porsche tested three all-electric Boxster E models.

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