Porsche unveiled a mobile charging solution consisting of a 2.1 MWh Megapack-like battery system in a trailer that can charge 10 electric cars at once, Electrek.com reports.
The EV industry is still trying to figure out all the details of the charging infrastructure required to support electrification. For remote places and events, some are working on interesting mobile charging solutions. Audi has deployable containers with batteries and chargers.
Tesla has built a trailer with a Megacharger, its large energy storage solution, and several Supercharger stalls linked to it.
The automaker has used it to increase capacity at some Supercharger stations when needed, and more recently, they made it available for the Tesla Corsa track experience.
Now Porsche is unveiling a similar system for its own track and owner experience events: “The Hungaroring in Budapest was the venue for a special Porsche Track Experience just a few days ago, where ‘Soul on Track’ offered customers the opportunity to test the Taycan on a circuit. Such driving events present organizers with a particular challenge, however: when a large number of Taycan cars need to be charged quickly and simultaneously, the local infrastructure isn’t always up to the job. Without a satisfactory solution on the market, Porsche wasted no time in creating its own. Along with its partner in the project — the German company “ads-tec” — it has produced seven mobile charging trucks with a proprietary charging system and buffer storage unit.”
The system is quite impressive with 3.2 MW power rating capable of charging 10 Taycan electric cars at once. The system is equipped with 2.1 MWh of batteries capable of proving 30 full charges.
Ragnar Schulte, director of experiential marketing at Porsche, commented: “We have now used the trucks at numerous events all over Europe and have carried out around 5,000 charging operations — sometimes at extreme temperatures down to minus 40 degrees. Their performance has therefore been tried and tested.”