Electrify America has demonstrated the potential of fast DC charging with a demonstration in which the company charged a Porsche Taycan with 800-volt lithium-ion battery architecture at 270 kilowatts, which is the fastest charging speed available today.
The vehicle, which was debuted the same day, was charged at Electrify America's Bloomsburg, Pa., charging station on Sept. 4, the company announced. The Taycan charged from 5% battery to 80% battery in 22.5 minutes, according to a spokesperson.
Electrify America and Porsche Cars North America did extensive testing leading up to the historic charge.
"When Electrify America was formed, the idea of ultra-fast public charging was still very theoretical, and no 350-kW chargers were available to electric vehicle drivers," said Giovanni Palazzo, Electrify America's chief executive. "Today we are proud to showcase our network's diligent engineering capability through successful, real world 270-kW DC fast charging examples, finally making ultra-fast public charging a true reality."