The Taycan rolls out with new fast-charging capability.
Charging up is an inevitable part of owning an electric car. It’s time-consuming and can be inconvenient, but does it have to be? Not anymore, at least with the potential fast-charging capability of the new 2020 Porsche Taycan. This is Porsche’s first all-electric model, and the company pushed to introduce 800-volt charging capability to reduce charging times as the infrastructure improves. To that end, our friend Alex Dykes from Alex on Autos is on special assignment in Denmark to see just what the new Taycan can do. More videos and reviews are coming soon, but this focuses specifically on how quickly Porsche’s first EV can charge up.
Now, how quickly an electric car can charge depends on multiple factors. The ambient temperature, battery temperature and available charging current all factor into how quickly the station will replenish a depleted battery. The standard these days is to talk about charging times between 5 percent and 80 percent SoC (state of charge), rather than in terms of charging a completely dead battery back to 100 percent charge.
At it happens, it was a bit chilly in Denmark during the test, meaning the charging station wasn’t operating at peak charging capacity. Under peak conditions, though, this station can charge at 250 kW. Still, even between 150 and 200 kW, Alex was able to charge the Taycan’s battery from 5 percent to 80 percent in just under 30 minutes.
The Porsche Taycan has two charging ports — one for A/C charging and one for DC fast charging. Using the 9.6 kW onboard charger, owners can theoretically charge the Taycan to 100 percent in about 9.5 hours.
Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more Porsche Taycan updates! If you missed it, check out our reveal video below: