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BEV: Battery electric vehicle.
Kilowatt (kW): The unit of measure for power level. In BEV terms, it is the level of power at which your vehicle can charge.
Kilowatt hour (kWh): The unit of measure for energy storage. It indicates the capacity of the battery.
Volt: The electrical potential or performance of the electrical system, which ultimately influences the charging speed. Like water running through a hose, the higher the volts the greater the pressure, the faster the charge.
Ampere or Amp: The unit of electrical current, meaning how much energy travels through a circuit. Keeping with the hose analogy, then amps is the diameter of the hose.
Amp x Volts = Power 40 amps x 240 volts = 9,600 watts or 9.6kW
State of Charge (SoC): The term used to show how charged the battery is in percent.
ICE – Internal Combustion Engine
At a glance, the
Also, many states offer tax credits for expenditures such as electric vehicle purchase, and installation of an EV charging station or plug. For more information, visit: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/state
The yearly costs of owning an EV can be significantly less costly than the operating costs of a combustion engine. Check out the stats below.
- Average cost of Premium gasoline (4.8.2021) is $3.47 (https://gasprices.aaa.com)
- Average fuel economy is 24.9 miles/gallon (https://www.epa.gov/automotive-trends/highlights-automotive-trends-report)
- That means for 10,000 miles the average vehicle would need 401 gallons.
- At $3.47/gallon that is $1,391 for those 10,000 miles.
- Cost of residential electricity varies widely in the US but the average in January 2021 was $0.1269 per kWh (https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.php?t=epmt_5_6_a)
- The EPA range for the
- For 10,000 miles you would need to charge the
- 44 x ~80kWh = 3520 kWh needed, at $0.1269 is a cost of $446.69 for 10,000 miles
The factory in which the
Regenerative braking, or regen, is the process in which the electric motor recaptures energy when the vehicle is decelerating. Unlike other BEV models on the road today, the
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Alternating Current Charging (AC Charging)
Also known as Level 1 or Level 2 charging, AC charging is what is available in your home. AC power levels range from 1kW to 9.6kW using the standard plug-in options.
Direct Current Charging (DC Charging)
DC Charging, often called: Fast Charging, High-Performance Charging (HPC), or level 3 charging, is primarily used at public charging stations and has power levels ranging from 24kW to 350kW. The
Wherever you park at home, you simply plug the vehicle in with the charger that comes with every
On The Road
You can, but you don’t have to. Depending on use, miles driven, and how frequently you choose to charge it. It can be plugged in overnight, every night, so that the battery has a full state of charge every morning. Or, it can be plugged in when it reaches a lower state of charge. For the ideal charge, 85% is best for normal daily use. If you need to go further, you can charge to the full 100%.
It can depend on a few factors like ambient temperature, battery temperature, the charger's charging power and the vehicles state of charge (SoC).
¹ Charging times and capacity: The specified charging capacities and charging times depend on various factors: In general, charging capacity and time vary due to factors such as the available connection output of the country-specific energy infrastructure, customer specific home installation, temperature, preconditioning of the interior of the car, state of charge and age of the battery due to physical and chemical limits. These factors can significantly increase the charging times compared to the specified values. AC charging (AC = alternating current) is recommended for charging at home. By using an 240V (AC) socket, you can achieve greater efficiency and much shorter charging times than by charging at a household outlet. Note: The 0 to 100 percent charging times listed in the table have been calculated as a guide and may differ in everyday use.
² Charging times and capacity: The specified charging capacities and charging times depend on various factors: In general, charging capacity and time vary due to factors such as the available connection output of the country-specific energy infrastructure, customer specific home installation, temperature, preconditioning of the interior of the car, state of charge and age of the battery due to physical and chemical limits. These factors can significantly increase the charging times compared to the specified values. For the best value of the specified DC charging time (DC = direct current) for increasing the state of charge from 5 to 80 percent, a CCS (Combined Charging System) DC Fast Charger with > 270 kW and > 850 V and a battery temperature between 86°F and 95°F are required. The state of charge at the start of the charging process must not exceed 5 percent. For physical and chemical reasons, the charging speed decreases as soon as the battery approaches its full capacity (attaching ions to the electrode becomes more difficult). As a result, it usually makes sense to charge the battery up to 80 percent or to a state corresponding to the required range when charging using DC fast charging. Primarily using CCS fast charging stations will result in longer charging times in the long term. For regular DC fast charging, a charging capacity of 50 kW or less is recommended. Vehicles equipped with the 79.2 kWh Performance Battery can accept up to 225kw and those equipped with the 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus can accept up to 270kw.
³ Only with option KM2 On-board 150 kW/400V DC Charger, otherwise 400V chargers will charge at 50kW
This piece of hardware exists inside your
Charging at home & on the road
If you need to set-up charging at home,
*A 50amp circuit with a NEMA 14-50 socket is recommended.
You can purchase the Mobile Charger Connect via your authorized
Following one-time registration with the
Plug and Charge is service that utilizes a universal protocol (ISO-15118) that allows an electric vehicle to charge without external authentication methods, i.e., an app, rfid card, credit card etc. It is a seamless process that allows a vehicle to initiate a charge once it is simply plugged into a Plug & Charge enabled charger.
This complimentary service comes with every new
Destination charging is a service that
For more information visit https://www.porsche.com/usa/destination-charging/
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