Porsche is one of the many big car manufacturers who are making major moves in the electric car market. The company today announced its plans to set up a network of fast charging stations in the United States much like Tesla’s Supercharger network. Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer has revealed today that the company is going to set up at least 500 fast charging stations for electric cars in the United States by the end of next year.
It’s no coincidence that Porsche is setting up its fast charging network in the country in the not too distant future. It’s gearing up to launch its Mission E electric performance car which is expected to hit roads next year. Porsche also has an electric crossover in the pipeline that’s due in 2020.
The chargers will be located at Porsche dealerships and highway locations across the United States. However, the company might charge owners for use of the chargers that are not located at its dealerships. It will be left up to independent dealerships to decide if they want to charge Porsche owners for use of the fast chargers.
The company will also not pay to have chargers installed at dealerships and they will be able to decide if they want to put up the cost for installing them.