Porsche is using the IONITY network to have their customers recharge their vehicles. This is what car companies are doing to save money, by pooling resources to make a charging network that they all can use. IONITY is part of ChargePoint which is a collaboration by BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Daimler, Energica, Fiat, Hyundai, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Smart USA, Toyota, and Volkswagen. ChargePoint also provides other services like residential and business chargers for home, apartments or condos, or businesses. These brands will have access to what is considered so far to be the largest charging network across the US and Europe.
Porsche’s Exclusive Charging Network ChargingPark
Porsche recognizes that a luxury performance brand having its own exclusive sole dedicated charging network really does enhance and exclusivizes the customer experience. It is the showcase feature of the Tesla charging network, especially for long distance driving. So Porsche is looking to take this network setup a step further by taking advantage of being outside the Tesla universe, by setting up fast charging through a program called ChargingPark as a fast charging network, and where not available to set up in smaller or restricted size locations, ChargeBox. Porsche has already started setting up Charging Parks, the first one in Berlin. Like the thought that went into the design and function of a Tesla charger, so is the case with ChargingPark and ChargeBox.