In a bold leap forward for green innovation, Porsche launches the first of its high-speed Charging Lounges in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, promising to revolutionize the electric vehicle (EV) charging experience. These barrier-free, state-of-the-art stations are paving the way for a cleaner, more sustainable future.
As a testament to its commitment to electrification, Porsche has unveiled a network of fast-charging stations along Europe’s busiest routes. The first Porsche Charging Lounge just outside Bingen am Rhein – a mere two minutes from the A60/A61 motorway junction – showcases the brand’s ability to combine luxury with functionality. This lounge is equipped with six 300-kW DC fast-charging stations and four 22-kW AC charging points, promising a seamless charging experience for Porsche drivers on long journeys.
A distinctive feature of these Porsche Charging Lounges is their integration of renewable energy. They utilize power from certified renewable sources and are designed with a photovoltaic system of solar cells on the roof. An intelligent digital building management system further optimizes power consumption, making these lounges truly sustainable and in line with Porsche’s green innovation strategy.
Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, shares the brand’s ambitious plans, “By 2030, we want over 80 percent of the cars we deliver to be all-electric. This ambitious ramp-up requires a high-performance and dense fast-charging network. The exclusive Porsche Charging Lounges are making an important contribution to this.”
More than just charging stations, these lounges offer a comfortable ambiance with a unique design. The pilot site in Bingen features a slim roof that connects the charging points with the building, creating a fluid transition from indoor to outdoor spaces. The lounge, heated and air-conditioned by a fossil fuel-free heat pump, offers modern sanitary facilities, a selection of beverages and snacks, as well as a high-performance WiFi network for guests.
Integrated in the Porsche Charging Service and visible in the navigation system, these lounges offer central billing, handled directly by Porsche. The brand’s commitment to customer convenience is further emphasized by its adoption of automatic number plate recognition, which makes accessing the stations and lounge a breeze for Porsche drivers.
The launch of the Porsche Charging Lounge reaffirms the brand’s commitment to green innovation, setting a new standard for the EV charging experience. As Porsche continues to expand its network of Charging Lounges throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the transition toward a sustainable future is set to accelerate. With this blend of state-of-the-art technology, premium user experience, and commitment to sustainability, Porsche is driving the future of electrified transportation.
These efforts, coupled with the expansion of Porsche Charging Service which currently encompasses over 436,000 charging points worldwide, contribute to a comprehensive charging infrastructure supporting the rapid transition to battery-electric vehicles. As Porsche continues its pioneering journey, a future of more sustainable vehicles becomes more of a reality.