Porsche Leipzig is expanding the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in central Germany with a new charging park called Porsche Turbo Charging.
The total capacity of the Saxon facility, which includes six internal quick charging points, is seven megawatts. This means that Porsche Leipzig currently has Europe's most powerful rapid-charging park, which is operated entirely with electricity from renewable energy sources.
Twelve rapid charging points with 350 kW (direct current) and four charging points with 22 kW (alternating current) are now in operation at the customer centre, running seven days a week, around the clock and for customers of all vehicle brands. During a pilot phase that is running until the end of March, rapid charging will be free of charge for all users. After that, payment will be made using the mobility providers' standard charging cards, according to their respective conditions.
Depending on the vehicle model, up to 100 kilometres can be charged in just five minutes. All vehicles with a so-called Combined Charging System connection (CCS2) can use the fast charging function. Visitors who want to charge their vehicle at Porsche can reach the charging station at the customer centre via the visitor gate in Porschestrasse near the Leipzig-Nord motorway exit.
During waiting times, charging customers can use the services of the Porsche Customer Centre, including a historical vehicle exhibition and shop. They can also book a range of driving experiences available at the Leipzig circuit.
The Porsche plant in Leipzig is currently getting ready for electric mobility. Among other things, a further body shop for the next generation of the Macan is being built at the plant, which will roll off the production line as a purely electrically powered model series. In addition, the Panamera hybrid models are produced there.