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Electrify America, LLC and Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) celebrated the first time the Electrify America DC fast charging network was used nearly to its full potential. On 4 September, the day of the global launch event, a Porsche Taycan, with its 800-volt architecture, charged at Electrify America’s Bloomsburg, PA charging station. The vehicle charged at a maximum power level of 270 kilowatts, the fastest charging speed for passenger vehicles on the road today.

The vehicle, which drove approximately 250 miles directly from Niagara Falls, utilized Electrify America’s 350 kW chargers to obtain a 5 percent to 80 percent charge in just 22.5 minutes. The feat is significant as it demonstrates the growing capability of electric vehicles, as well as the inherent design of DC fast charging that Electrify America charging sites provide across the US.

Extensive testing between Electrify America and PCNA helped ensure the Taycan had a successful first ever ultra-fast charge on the network. This effort is paving the way for the many additional electric vehicles—from a variety of automakers—that will be capable of DC fast charging to take advantage of the company’s expansive, high-power nationwide network in the future.



That's 8% faster than a Tesla Model 3 Long Range on a v3 Supercharger. Not bad :-P for a vehicle that costs twice as much and has 80% of the range.

How many of the currently deployed EA chargers are 350kW-capable? I know we haven't really seen any v3 Superchargers outside of SoCal yet (and one in Vegas).

This is an exciting milestone, and I applaud the effort, but Electrify America’s production chargers along I-90 in NY have been derated. A recent charge of my Jaguar I-Pace on a 350kW Charger was at only 25kW, less than EA’s 150kW chargers which managed 75kW on the same trip.

More concerning is the reliability of the chargers. Several of the newly installed chargers were out of service. Hope they get that fixed soon.

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