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Want to know more about Porsche E-Performance? We have collated a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you. For further information please contact your preferred Porsche Centre.

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Charging options
Where can I charge my Porsche?

Your Porsche can be easily charged in various everyday situations: At home, on the road, and at your destination.

A range of Porsche charging equipment is available for charging at home. You will find the charging solution to suit your needs via the Porsche Charging Pre-Check at Contact your Porsche Centre for further information.

The Porsche Charging Service offers a country-dependent overview of options for charging. In Canada, you will receive 2 years of inclusive¹ charging at Electrify Canada via Porsche Charging Service.

¹Inclusive charging provides a 30-minute charging session at no additional cost, with a mandatory 1-hour interval between sessions. After the initial 30 minutes, standard charging rates apply. To be eligible for the inclusive charging offer, customers must activate Porsche Charging Service within three years from the first New Car Limited Warranty start date.

Which electrical sockets can I use to charge my Porsche?

You can charge your Porsche both at market-specific domestic and industrial electrical outlets. In order to charge with the greatest possible efficiency and shortest duration, it is recommended that you use an industrial electrical outlet.

Performing the online pre-checks (availability is country-dependent) will give you an initial overview of the specific situation in your own home.

A detailed analysis of your domestic infrastructure is created by an expert as part of the home check (availability is country-dependent). Further information is also available from your Porsche Centre.

Can the specified charging times vary?

Yes, the charging time is influenced by several factors. These include:
- the available connected load of the power grid
- the vehicle interior preconditioning
- the charge state and the temperature of the high-voltage battery
- the settings that were activated on the charger or energy manager

When charging at home, the customer-specific domestic installation is also an important factor.

With AC charging, the power output of the on-board charger installed in the vehicle makes a real difference.

The charging times can therefore differ significantly from the specified values.

The Porsche Charging Planner provides support here in helping you to plan charging, e.g. by preconditioning the battery before the charging process, to achieve an optimal charging power.

Charging at home
What charging equipment does Porsche offer for charging my vehicle at home and where can I buy it?

Together with the wall bracket and the Nema 14-50 cable, the Porsche Mobile Charger is included as standard in the vehicle's luggage compartment and handed over with the vehicle. Additional optional charging equipment can be ordered at the Porsche Centre through Tequipment.

What is the difference between the Porsche Mobile Charger Connect and the Porsche Mobile Charger?

The Porsche Mobile Charger and the Porsche Mobile Charger Connect are chargers for vehicles with high-voltage batteries. They differ in terms of the charging power and the supported functions.

The Porsche Mobile Charger Connect is operated via an easy-to-use touch display.

I want to be able to charge my Porsche at home. How can I find out if that is possible?

Using the Online Pre-Check, which is available depending on the relevant country, the essential prerequisites for using Porsche charging equipment are checked in your home. The Online Pre-Check is free-of-charge and can be easily performed, e.g. from your couch.

In order to obtain more detailed information, you can have your Porsche Centre arrange a home check (availability is country-dependent) by an external service partner. During the home check, your electrical infrastructure is checked and details regarding the installation of the equipment at your home can be agreed.

Are there legal framework conditions with which I must comply for the installation of domestic charging equipment?

The installation of domestic charging equipment can be considered a structural change.

We recommend that you coordinate with all parties involved before installation; these might include, e.g., your electricity supplier, your municipal authorities or housing community and, if required, your landlord.

A detailed analysis of your domestic infrastructure is created by an expert as part of the home check (availability is country-dependent). Further information is also available from your authorized Porsche Centre.

Can I connect the Porsche charging equipment to other energy management systems?

The charging equipment offered by Porsche is based on open standards. Compatibility with the energy management systems of third-party manufacturers can vary however, due to the sheer quantity of products available on the market.

What are the options for setting the current limit?

The maximum charging current can be set in the web application of the Mobile Charger Connect/Plus, or on the device itself (static limit).

Where can I find my access data for the Mobile Charger Connect if I lose the letter containing access data?

The access data that is valid on delivery, such as the preset PIN and the initial password, can also be taken from your My Porsche profile, as an alternative to the letter containing access data.

For further information, please contact your authorized Porsche Centre.

Charging on the road
How do I easily find the nearest charging point?

You can call up the available public charging points in the PCM of your vehicle. Use the POI search or the Porsche Charging planner (availability dependent on country) to do this. Further information can be found in your Driver's Manual.

Please note that due to the fast pace at which the network of public charging points is being expanded it may happen that not all existing charging points are displayed in the PCM.

If you are using the Porsche Charging Service (availability dependent on country), you will also find all usable partner charging points in My Porsche app and the Charging by My Porsche App.

Can a passer-by disconnect the plug, while I am charging at a public charging point?

No, once plugged into the vehicle charge port, the charging plug is automatically detected by the vehicle and locked. The charging cable is secured against being disconnected and your Porsche is secured against being driven away.

How can I ensure that my Porsche is not completely discharged?

Normally, your vehicle will not discharge completely, instead it will inform you that the charge is low in good time. Pay attention to the instructions in the PCM and the instrument cluster.

In addition, your Porsche can suggest a route to a nearby charging point if the vehicle charge is low.

In everyday situations there are many options available to you to charge your Porsche, e.g. during breaks at fuel and service stations or while out shopping.

Must I always charge my Porsche completely?

No, you don't have to charge the high-voltage battery of your Porsche completely every time. Partially charging your Porsche will not cause capacity loss ("memory effect") and does not reduce the service life of your high-voltage battery.

In addition, the charging speed reduces as the charge level of the high-voltage battery increases. Therefore it can save time to only charge the battery up to approx. 80% or until the required range has been achieved.

Moreover, only allowing it to discharge to 20% and charging it slowly to 80% protects the battery.

What factors impact the range of my Porsche?

The range is influenced by various factors, such as the driving style, comfort functions, aerodynamics and road conditions. The most important factor you can influence is your driving style: environmentally-aware and anticipatory driving behaviour promotes brake energy recovery and thereby increases the range of the vehicle. In addition, you can reduce the strength of your comfort functions such as the air-conditioning system and heating, and only fit add-on parts that influence the aerodynamics (e.g. roof boxes) when required.

What must I note in particular during cold weather?

In cold weather, using comfort functions (e.g. the heating) may reduce the electric range of your vehicle. The use of the convenient preconditioning function during charging can minimize this as the required heating power is provided by the power grid.

At low temperatures, the charging power of your high-voltage battery can also be restricted. Using the Porsche Charging Planner (availability dependent on country) and the battery preconditioning can however warm the battery before the charging process and thereby enable optimal charging conditions.

What must I be aware of when driving abroad?

Country-specific stipulations and approvals may restrict the use of charging equipment abroad. Consult the Driver's Manual and contact your authorized Porsche Centre to learn if your equipment is suitable for the country you intend to visit or if you need additional equipment.

Can I use travel adapters when travelling abroad?

No, do not use extension cables, cable reels, multiple sockets or (travel) adapters to charge your vehicle.

You can purchase appropriate connecting cables (plugs) for this from your authorized Porsche Centre, specifically for the relevant country.

What happens in the event of a power cut?

If, during an active charging process (vehicle plug is plugged in), the charger is disconnected from the infrastructure (power supply is cut off), then the charger is switched off.

No entry is made in the error memory, as without power supply nothing can be saved.

If the vehicle plug is still plugged in when the power supply is restored, the charger starts quite normally and the charging process continues.

My vehicle is not charging or not with the desired charging power. What can I do?

If your vehicle is not charging or not with the desired charging power, the following points, which could lead to restrictions in the charging process, should be checked:
- Was a charging timer activated?
- Was a charging profile created?
- Were local settings made on the charger, e.g. reduction of the charging power to 50%?
- Were local settings made in the Home Energy Manager?

At low temperatures, the charging power of your high-voltage battery can also be restricted. If the charging power falls to below 6 A, the charging process stops and is not restarted automatically.

What must be observed when charging vehicles of other brands?

When using Porsche charging hardware to charge vehicles of other brands, the start of the charging process can take a little longer.

Who can I contact if I need support?

If you have questions regarding the Porsche charging hardware products on offer, their installation or any problems that occur, please contact your authorized Porsche Centre or Porsche Connect support (availability dependent on country). These support services will advise you, provide support on troubleshooting and initiate required fault resolution processes.

For questions on public charging with the Porsche Charging Service (availability dependent on country), Porsche Connect Support is available at all times.

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