From 20 November to 7 December, Porsche Japan will host a dedicated launch event for the Taycan in Shibuya, Tokyo. As part of ABB’s agreement with Porsche Japan to supply its electric vehicle charging infrastructure at Porsche Centers and public facilities across the country, the leader in digital industries has supplied a next generation demonstration charger for the launch. Compatible with the CHAdeMO fast charging standard and with power levels currently exceeding 100kW, with plans to develop this above 150kW for the future, the demonstration provides a sneak preview of the market leading charger technology, which is set to go live by mid-2020.
“ABB’s deep expertise in electric vehicle charging, combined with Porsche’s legacy of high-performance is a winning formula to revolutionize sustainable mobility, and will pave the way for Japan to meet its ambitious zero-emissions commitments,” said Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-Mobility Infrastructure Solutions. “We are delighted to be supporting Porsche Japan with this milestone launch for the country and look forward to the roll out of our high-performance fast charging network over the forthcoming months.”
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com
About Porsche Japan
Porsche Japan was launched in 1998 as a genuine importer that is 100% funded by Porsche Headquarters, showing solid growth while expanding its range of models. In 2015, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid (PHEV) model was introduced, with the Taycan planned for debut in Japan in 2020 as the first fully electric sports car from Porsche. A record high of 7,166 new cars sold in Japan in 2018, with a current total of 46 official Porsche dealers across the country.