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Porsche reveals strategy for establishing network of charging stations ahead of Taycan's arrival.

M2 EQUITYBITES-September 18, 2018--Porsche reveals strategy for establishing network of charging stations ahead of Taycan's arrival

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Auto Business News - 18 September 2018

Porsche AG (Xetra' POR3), a Germany-based automaker, has revealed its strategy for establishing a network of charging stations ahead of the arrival of the fully electric Taycan sports car.

The 'electric pit stop' concept concentrates around a modular system that can support a range of configurations based on the type of grid connections at each site, expected visitor frequency and space constraints. The Taycan's 800-volt battery module can support fast charging, adding around 249 miles of range in just 20 minutes. Charging sites will be available with small weatherproof FlexBoxes that connect to the grid. A PowerBox AC-DC converter unit can be built up to 200 meters away from the FlexBox, while charging stations can be located another 100 meters out. Smaller charging sites can be available with a ComboBox that contains the DC converter and cooling equipment in one module, while a ChargeBox contains its own battery buffer to support faster charging, even when a high-power grid link is unavailable.

The company plans to set up a network of 500 charging stations in North America before the Taycan arrives in showrooms in 2019.

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