The Electrify America and European Ionity charging networks now exceed a combined 1.21 gigawatts of electricity! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Oct. 21, 2021 Back to the Future with the Porsche Taycan I have been a bit busy behind the wheel of a 21 Porsche Taycan while testing the EA network from coast to coast in preps for a major SW upgrade. After visiting 78 different Electrify America (EA) locations in 18 states and charging on 131 individual 350 KW and 150 KW chargers at those locations while behind the wheel of this super car, the EA network is ready to rock and roll with this one. Along with this improvement of not just the performance but the reliability of the EA network for Porsche drivers in particular, Porsche has released a fun to watch parody and throwback of sorts to a movie I know everyone has seen and loved. Here is that story. Not so long ago, harnessing 1.21 gigawatts meant owning a Mr. Fusion or capturing the power of a lightning strike as seen in the mega hit movie, “Back to the Future”. Today, harnessing 1.21 gigawatts is a little less fraught and a lot more practical, being contained within a rapidly expanding network of chargers readily available to the Porsche Taycan. Back to the Future Starring OUTATIME and INTIME. Between the Electrify America and the European Ionity charging network, 1.21 gigawatts of combined power has been exceeded for the first time – led by the rapid expansion of both networks – representing the largest DC fast charger network in the United States and Europe respectively. This total is complemented by an additional range of third party publicly available charging networks. There are currently 670 Electrify America and 372 Ionity charging locations with more than 4,800 individual chargers available for public use. All of which means that the network provides more power than ever before, and charging your Taycan is quicker and easier. In just 22 minutes, the Taycan can charge from 5% to 80%, thanks to its revolutionary 800V battery architecture and 270 kW charge speed – meaning less time spent charging and more time traveling. Additionally, with Plug-and-Charge – second only to Mr. Fusion for convenience – the user simply plugs-in and the charging starts automatically. Porsche provides Taycan owners with 30 minutes of free charging for the first three years of ownership which will bring you to that 80% SOC almost every trim. Especially on a 350 KW charger. Charging the Taycan on a local Electrify America network charger in Carlsbad, CA two nights ago. Finally, the built-in Charging Planner makes locating stations less onerous than trying to coincide your charging needs with a bolt of lightning. In 2020, just over 20,000 Taycan vehicles were sold globally. In the first half of 2021, this number reached 19,822 cars. 2022 Porsche Taycan What date and time are you heading to today? In doing so, spend less time charging and more time travelling in the Taycan.