Porsche has launched Porsche Charging Service, a new charging service for plug-in and electric vehicles. The company aims to offer a digital platform to encompass all aspects of charging process.
The service searches for suitable charging stations and uses centrally stored data to handle the payment process across multiple countries and currencies. Different logins for various operators have now become a thing of the past. The corresponding app and the Porsche navigation system direct the customer to the selected charging pedestal.
Information about the location and availability of charging stations, as well as the cost of charging a vehicle, are available in real time via the app. At the charging pedestal, the user identifies themselves either using a QR code via the app or with their ‘Porsche ID card’, which the user receives free of charge after registering for the service.
The charging service is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and Finland. The service will gradually expand to include other countries. The expansion will begin towards the end of 2018. In Germany, using the Porsche Charging Service costs EUR 2.50/month. Added to this are the fees for the charging processes, which depend on the operator and the amount of electricity used to charge the vehicle.
‘In addition to fascinating vehicles, building a customer-friendly charging infrastructure is the key to achieving long-term success for electromobility. With the Porsche Charging Service, we are offering our customers a central digital platform that simplifies every aspect of the charging process. As a result, it is even easier to integrate charging into everyday life’, said Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG.