Porsche is launching electric car charging mobile app and service for its customers
In a recent announcement, German automaker Porsche has revealed that an electric car charging mobile app and service -- called the ‘Porsche Charging Service’ -- is being launched by the company for the convenience of its customers.
The announcement of the launch of the ‘Porsche Charging Service’ has been made by Porsche ahead of the launch of the production version of its first all-electric vehicle Mission E, which is now been named as the Taycan.
In announcing the ‘Porsche Charging Service,’ the automaker said that the key objective behind the move is to make electric-vehicle charging easy for customers. The service will mainly help Porsche customers in “searching for suitable charging stations,” as well as in using centrally stored data for handling the payment process, in different currencies and across several countries.
About the ‘Porsche Charging Service,’ Detlev von Platen -- a Porsche AG Executive Board member responsible for Sales and Marketing -- said that the service will basically give Porsche customers “a central digital platform that simplifies every aspect of the charging process.”
With the ‘Porsche Charging Service’ presently available in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, and the Netherlands, Porsche has announced that the service will gradually be expanded to other countries from the end of this year.
Chinese EV manufacturer BYD has recently announced that it is opening a new battery factory in the Qinghai province in western China.
South America is still lagging behind in adoption of electric vehicles. Chinese companies are already approaching public transport authorities across the world to offer their electric and hybrid urban mobility solutions.
At the 2018 Beijing Auto Show last week, Chinese manufacturer BYD unveiled its all-electric E-SEED concept SUV. The unveiling of the E-SEED concept came in addition to the company’s introduction of its new Tang plug-in hybrid at the auto show.
German automaker Audi has released new images of its forthcoming all-electric e-tron quattro SUV, to highlight the vehicle’s towing capacity. The e-tron quattro SUV is scheduled for an official launch by the automaker by the end of 2018.
Japanese automaker Honda has recently made its new electric car -- the 2018 Honda Clarity Electric -- available for purchase at its dealerships in California and Oregon.
According to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) prediction, 19% of all passenger vehicles sold in China will be electric vehicles (EVs) by the year 2025.