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.
“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.