How to charge the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid and Panamera S E-Hybrid
By now you’re probably aware that Porsche offers a few options for joining the e-mobility revolution. If you’re curious about trying a performance hybrid car from Porsche, you may be wondering how charging up the battery differs from traditionally filling the gas tank. Let’s take a look at the charging infrastructure Porsche provides for its hybrid models.
You don’t need to buy any special equipment. Your Porsche E-Hybrid comes with all the accessories you need to charge the battery at home or on the road. The Porsche universal charger is ready to be plugged into all different kinds of sockets to establish a connection to your car. In special cases or for traveling abroad, adaptors are available for purchase.
Once you plug the car in, it will identify the plug and lock it in place. This way no pranksters will be able to unplug your charger when you’re not around. If you accidentally leave the plug in and attempt to drive away, the car will recognize this and prevent you from doing so. When you open the car with the key, charging stops and the plug is released.
You can buy a special charging dock designed by Porsche for use at home. It’s not necessary, but it’s recommended since it will charge your battery much quicker. It must be installed on an industrial socket by a qualified electrician. The charging dock gives you a full charge in a little over two hours and can be set on a timer to take advantage of reduced electricity rates at night.
On the road
The number of public charging stations is rising faster than ever. Wherever you travel, you’re likely to be able to locate one nearby using your navigation system. In a pinch, remember you can always use the Porsche universal charger in any any standard outlet.
When you’re ready to join the e-mobility revolution, come and check out the hybrid options available from Porsche at Loeber Motors, Chicago IL.