Porsche To Take On Tesla With Its Own Fast-Charging Network


#Porsche #Tesla – Porsche To Take On Tesla With Its Own Fast-Charging Network : Tesla was probably not expecting this from Porsche. Some new information about Porsche’s Mission E electric supercar was disclosed at the Paris Motor Show this week. The German company revealed that its 600hp all-wheel drive electric sports car will enter production by the end of the decade. Also the Volkswagen-owned automaker will be building out its own fast-charging network as well, just like Tesla, reports Teslarati.

Charging network faster than Tesla?

According to the Germany-based company, the fast-charging network will be able to deliver 248 miles of range (400 km) in about 15 minutes, or 80% of the car’s expected 310-mile range per a single charge. Tesla’s fast-charging Supercharger outputs 135 kW of power, so to be faster than that, Porsche’s charging network would require at least 150 kW of power, notes Teslarati.

In an interview with TopGear, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said they are working with other organizations to build a fast charging network that will be made available to Tesla owners as well through the use of an adapter. He adds that everyone has the same need and that it sounds simple, but getting the details is difficult.

“We already have the clear technical concept. It can even work with Teslas, with an adapter,” the executive said.

Porsche said at the Paris auto show that progress on the Mission E is on schedule. The electric car will reportedly have 600 horsepower and be capable of reaching 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.