Electrify America Charges Porsche Taycan From 5 To 80 Per Cent In 22 Minutes

Electrify America has revealed just how fast the all-new Porsche Taycan can charge at one of its stations.

Created by the VW Group as part of its dieselgate settlement with U.S. authorities, Electrify America has been installing charging stations throughout the United States and, immediately after the Taycan was unveiled in Niagara Falls, one example was driven to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and plugged in.

The charging station in question outputs 270 kW, which is more than any current Tesla Supercharger, and was able to replenish the Taycan Turbo’s 93 kWh battery from 5 to 80 per cent in just 22.5 minutes.

Also Read: Porsche Taycan Makes 408-Mile Journey From Niagara Falls To NYC

“When Electrify America was formed, the idea of ultra-fast public charging was still very theoretical, and no 350 kW chargers were available to electric vehicle drivers. Today we are proud to showcase our network’s diligent engineering capability through successful, real-world 270 kW DC fast charging examples, finally making ultra-fast public charging a true reality,” chief executive Giovanni Palazzo said.

The company says its fast chargers can support 350 kWh charging, but says no vehicle batteries are able to support it just yet. However, the presence of an 800-volt architecture in the Taycan does allow it to top pu faster than any other EV on the market.

Both the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S feature a pair of electric motors that deliver 616 HP. However, both offer an Overboost function, which sees grunt from the Turbo swell to 671 JP and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm), while the Turbo S goes up to 750 HP and 774 lb-ft (1050 Nm) of twisting force.

  • Bash

    If you listen really closely, you would hear Tesla fans weeping in the corner. lol seriously this is cool.

    • Jason Miller

      If you listen closely, you can hear Tesla haters making unnecessary comments like this.

      • Kannag Don Amenra

        I don’t think anybody hates Tesla, it’s the Elon Reality Distortion Field that people disagree with

      • Bash

        I don’t hate Tesla!

    • TheBelltower

      Well, since many Tesla fans will also be buying a Porsche Taycan, perhaps you’re mistaking snort-laughing for weeping.


  • Bob V

    Have these charge point companies reach an agreement with the Federal government to pass along some type of excise tax that would support road, highway and interstate maintenance needs.

    • TheBelltower

      Most states charge EV’s an annual fee with their registration that exceeds the amount that would be collected by a comparable per gallon tax.

      • Six_Tymes

        “Most states” but not all.

        • TheBelltower

          Yes, it’s up to the state. At the moment, 26 states do. Of those states, most of them charge more with the fee than they would get with the fuel tax. Plus, all EV owners pay the taxes that go toward the subsidies that oil companies receive.

          • Arthur Burnside

            Oil companies don’t receive even a fraction of the state and Federal subsidies that
            go to EV owners.

          • stockinbug

            Care to support that assertion with links or sources?

          • TheBelltower

            Well, you’re correct in a way that you don’t intend. Oil companies receive billions more than EV owners get. Plus, the incentives that EV owners receive is simply allowing them to keep their own money in their own pockets.

      • Arthur Burnside

        It has to exceed the amount as EVs weigh a loy more than gas powered cars and do a lot more damage to the roads

        • TheBelltower

          Oh give me an effin’ break. Then SUV’s should be charged extra too.

          • Matteo Tommasi

            SUVs are automatically charged extra because of their worse fuel economy.

  • HD

    The Model 3 still charges more miles faster. The reason is simple, the Model 3 is way more efficient than the Taycan. So it can get 11 miles / minute and the Taycan gets 9 miles / minute.

    • Dredd2

      how? you can charge 63miles in 5minutes as the quickest option says (thats 12.6miles/min). and not to mention but i wouldnt compare this Taycan with that model 3 junk. Taycan owners absolutely dont care that 1.6miles diff (but thats more likely 2.6 miles, cause i dont see any 11miles value from the charges just 10miles…where that 11 miles come from?)

      • HD

        5 to 80 % that’s 75%. Total range is 279 miles (Model S has 379 miles, Model 3 has 329 miles – all in WLTP), 75% is 209.25 miles, divided by 22.5 = 9.3 miles / minute.
        Why wouldn’t Taycan owners care? Is it like if it’s a Porsche then nothing matters? I don’t think so, especially at that price level.

        • You Street

          That 279 miles is the WTLP range. EPA (to compare the Tesla) is going to be 240 at best.

          • HD

            All figures I wrote are WLTP.

          • stockinbug

            Actually, Model 3’s WLTP range is 600km, which would be 372 miles (LR version.)

          • HD

            No, it’s 560 km. The RWD Long Range is not in production anymore.

          • You Street

            That still comes to 348 miles, higher than what you said above. And LR Model S is 370 miles EPA. This does speak to the need for some international standard…

          • HD

            True! Now we mix NEDC, WLTP and EPA.

  • Six_Tymes

    a big blue electric tick tack, using a drive train they didn’t even develop. ill gladly remain the only one not aboard the hype train.

  • EyalN

    100 cars in a neighborhood using one charger, 22 minutes each for 80% is 36 hours.
    High way gas station service 100 cars an hour, charging system like this they will have to have a hotel in the station


      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        haha I was thinking the same thign lolol

    • Arthur Burnside

      When ave you ever seen a gas station service 100 cars an hour? There will be enough charging stations asdemand warrants. No need for huge buried tanks of gasoline

    • stockinbug

      If there are 100 cars in a neighborhood, they are charging at home, in their own garages.

      This is the difference. There will never need to be as much public charging capacity as there are gas pumps, because 95% of all EV fueling happens at home.

  • Arthur Burnside

    Elon Musk is a scumbag. THAT is the reason people hate Tesla – they hate Elon Musk , liar, aweatshop owner, greedy SOB that everyone would like yo see get a long prison term, which he deserves. The fact that Tesla fans refuse to acknowledge the evils of Musk makes them targets as well.

    • stockinbug

      …Elon Musk is a scumbag.

      Tesla, nor Musk has never done anything on the scale of Dieselgate (VW owns Porsche.) Volkswagen’s monetary fines from this could buy Tesla outright.

      • Rahul Mandala

        To be clear, that’s on VW as a corporation entirely, Porsche just happened to get the stain on them too. Porsche never had the intention of cheating and they never would, this is VW’s doing. I’m not even hating on Musk.

      • OS

        Except he’s done worse…he falsely marketed Tesla’s autopilot and convinced people it was capable of driving itself. However dumb those people may be..he still initially enabled a level of trust and confidence in his customers that lead to deaths. Last time I checked…VW never killed anyone with dieselgate.

        • Jason Miller

          People clearly don’t read their owners manuals.

    • Jason Miller

      Boy you’re really something, aren’t you?

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    This thing is just incredibly desirable. The interior alone makes any tesla look like cornflakes box quality. Plus its likely this car won’t spontaneously combust like a Tesla.

    • stockinbug

      It has the same kind of battery tech, so just as combustible.

  • stockinbug

    Deceptive numbers. Charging speed is determined by several factors, not just raw charging power. In fact Taycan charges slower (in miles of range added per minute) than both Tesla Model S and Model 3.

    The principal reason is poor energy efficiency for the Taycan. This causes some of the energy input to be wasted.

  • You Street

    So or charges from 13 to 294 miles of range in 22 minutes. My model 3 does that for 1/3 of the price with included charger that Taycan buyers need to pay extra for.

  • stockinbug

    Thanks for supporting my assertion rather than Arthur’s.

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