Porsche and Audi electric car users can share fast charging stations here

Porsche and Audi have established a Premium Charging Alliance business partnership to expand the network of 150 kW fast charging stations across Japan. Fast charging stations operated by the two companies will be available for Porsche and Audi owners from July 1, 2022.

The Premium Charging Alliance is a project to expand charging services in Japan, merging the network of Porsche and Audi fast charging stations at dealerships and city networks for owners of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) of both brands . The alliance will allow Porsche and Audi owners to use Porsche’s 50 turbocharger units at 41 locations and Audi Japan’s 52 units nationwide, for a total of 102 fast chargers by the end of 2022.

Porsche Turbocharger fast charging units offer the 150 kW class power of any charger in the country and can charge the Taycan’s battery to 80% in 24 minutes. Currently, 50 units are in operation in Japan: 37 units in 33 Porsche Centers (out of 45), with seven locations (12 units) as part of the urban charging infrastructure, including one unit at the Porsche Experience Center.

“Japan is showing a lot of commitment to developing the public charging network, however, we believe that the charging speed itself is not fast enough,” said Michael Kirsch, CEO of Porsche Japan. “Porsche sees itself as a pioneer in fast charging. With the Premium Charging Alliance, we aim to partner with other companies that also offer fast charging, which means our customers spend less time charging their car, find more suitable locations and make driving electric vehicles more convenient.

Porsche Japan was founded in 1995 as “Porsche Cars Japan” and became a full-fledged importer in 1998. Since then, Porsche has continuously expanded its market presence and expanded its range of emotional brand experiences.

After record sales in 2020, 6,900 Porsche cars were sold in Japan last year.

The top-selling model is the Macan with 2,109 vehicles, followed by last year’s bestseller, the 911 (1,529 vehicles). The market launch of the Taycan took place in Japan in January 2021 – 784 customers were able to take delivery of the all-electric sports car in 2021.

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