Road trips to the U.S. are now more convenient for Taycan owners than ever
Living close by the U.S. border has long provided easy access to road trips throughout the “land of the free”for Vancouverites, and now that one of America’s most prominent DC fast charging networks, together with an affiliated European network,have collectively expanded past 1.21 gigawatts of power, getting where you want to go in your Taycan will be easier and quicker than ever.
To celebrate the accomplishment, Porsche has put together a humourous short video (see below) starring the DeLorean from 1985’s “Back to the Future”film, originally starring Edmonton-born and Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, and coopted for this promotion thanks to Emmett "Doc" Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) memorable scenes about needing 1.21 gigawatts of power to get back to the future(see a YouTube video of the scene below).
The two charging networks, Electrify America (a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, along with Audi and Porsche, as of late 2016) and Ionity (started together with BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche) from Europe, now have 1.21 gigawatts of combined power between them, resulting in the largest DC fast charging network in the U.S.and Europe respectively.
Therefore, together with 670 Electrify America and 372 Ionity locations so far (plus many more on the way), as well as other third-party publicly available charging networks, you won’t have any trouble finding a nearby station to quickly recharge your Taycan when road tripping around the U.S.
Fast charging has made “refuelling”your Taycan ultra-convenient
Using a new fast charger, your Taycan only needs 22 minutes to replenish its 800-volt battery from five to 80 percent, thanks to its 270-kW charging speed. This means “less time spent charging and more time traveling,” says Porsche.
What’s more, with Plug-and-Charge, which Porsche jokes is “second only to Mr. Fusion for convenience, ”all that’s required is to plug it in, at which point charging begins automatically. Even better, Taycan owners get “30 minutes of free charging for the first three years of ownership,”at Electrify America locations. Finding a nearby charging station is easy too, thanks to a built-in “Charging Planner” within the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system.
Porsche sold more than 20,000 Taycans around the world last year, while by Q2 of 2021 the automaker had delivered a total of 19,822 cars. To be sure you’re numbered amongst Porsche Taycanor Taycan Cross Turismo owners this year,so you can enjoy the benefits of fast charging along with ultimately-quick performance, whether here at home or on your next road trip, contact Porsche Centre Vancouver at (604) 736-7911 or drop by our showroom at 688 Terminal Ave,Vancouver.
Story credits: Trevor Hofmann
Photo credits: Porsche