A truck-mounted mobile charging unit has been unveiled by manufacturer Porsche.
The move has been developed by the German car producer in a bid to develop new infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles.
The unit has been utilised for customers at Porsche’s track experiences, such as at Budapest’s race track, the Hungaroring, and charges up to 10 Taycan electric cars with a 3.2MW power rating.
The battery buffer storage unit has a capacity of 2.1 megawatt hours meaning up to 30 Taycans in total can be charged by the energy storage unit.
It is generally recharged with renewable power from the power grid. For example, during a three-week customer event in the Portuguese city of Portimao in November 2019, the power came directly from the nearby photovoltaic systems.
The trailers can be recharged very quickly and can be fully charged again within four hours.
“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,” said Ragnar Schulte, director of experiential marketing at Porsche.