Porsche Taycan owners will get three years of free charging

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Porsche announced today that owners of its upcoming electric vehicle, the Taycan, will get three years of free charging at Electrify America charging stations across the United States.

The promotion will provide an unlimited number of 30-minute long charges. Electrify America operates more than 300 highway charging stations in 42 states and 184 stations in 17 metro areas across the country.

In addition to the deal with Electrify America, Porsche announced it is also investing about $70 million in charging infrastructure to help keep the electric vehicles going.

The company plans to install fast-charging stations at all 191 of its dealerships around the country so owners of the electric vehicles can stop and recharge. They won’t have to be at the pump long, either.

Bloomberg recently reported the vehicle is expected to achieve 60 miles of charge in just four minutes thanks to a battery that can absorb charging rates up to 350 kilowatts. By comparison, Tesla vehicles can only absorb 120 kilowatts.

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The German carmaker known for its sports cars and racing heritage said stronger-than-expected demand has led it to boost production on the Taycan from 20.000 to 40.000 units.

There is no official sticker price for the Porsche Taycan but it was reported in December that the car will come in three variants, ranging from $90.000 to $140.000.

That places Porsche’s new offering squarely in the same pricing category of Tesla’s more expensive models. The Taycan will reportedly be unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September with showrooms receiving the vehicle by early 2020.