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Porsche EV completes 5,000 km trip across Australia

19-day journey included 27 charging stops

In a groundbreaking demonstration of Porsche electric performance, the Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo successfully completed the journey across Australia, from Darwin to Bondi Beach, reaffirming the power and viability of electric vehicles in long-distance travel.

From the Northern Territory to the iconic Bondi Beach

The expedition incorporated various charging options from outback cattle stations to fast charging stations and Porsche Destination Charging. The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, equipped with its cutting-edge battery technology, showcased its remarkable endurance and efficiency as it navigated through diverse terrains, off road adventures and a range of weather conditions during the three-week drive from the Northern Territory to the iconic Bondi Beach in Sydney. Configured with the optional 22kw on-board charger, the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo was able to optimize charging times in remote locations. The 19-day journey included 27 charging stops and within the three weeks a total of 85 hours was spent charging, which was mostly completed overnight.

Destinations included Nitmiluk National Park and the majestic Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge in the Northern Territory, the endearing country town Daly Waters, a successful ascent of the infamous Simpson Desert sand dune ‘Big Red’ in Queensland, as well as a stopover at the heartland of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, the Bathurst Racetrack, followed by the stunning winding roads of the Blue Mountains, before heading towards the wild surf at Bondi Beach, New South Wales.

Throughout the journey, the Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo demonstrated the seamless integration of electric vehicles into our everyday lives, proving that electric road trips are feasible and enjoyable. Porsche wants to continue with its ambitious electrification strategy. The all-electric Macan has reached the home straight and will be available to customers in 2024. The all-electric 718 is expected to be available for purchase next. The all-electric Cayenne will follow.

165 Porsche Destination Chargers across 87 locations

“The technology in the all-electric Porsche Taycan has proven its performance capabilities under difficult conditions and as the charging infrastructure further expands, electric vehicles are becoming more popular than ever, reshaping how Australians travel on their roads,” said CEO and Managing Director of Porsche Cars Australia, Daniel Schmollinger. There are 165 Porsche Destination Chargers in Australia across 87 locations, and the Official Porsche Centers’ ultra-rapid DC chargers are among the fastest charging stations available in Australia (up to 350kW).

“Embracing the spirit of exploration, the Taycan Cross Turismo redefines on this all-electric trip the very essence of reduced impact adventure. The Taycan Cross Turismo offers a thrilling driving experience while exploring nature. This is how Porsche captures the hearts of Australians.”

The journey commenced with brand ambassador, former Formula One driver and endurance racing champion, Mark Webber, behind the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo wheel. Daniel Schmollinger commented, “There’s no one better to experience the Taycan with than Mark Webber. He understands the performance capabilities of this car and has a deep respect for how Porsche is pushing the boundaries of electric mobility. Mark’s passion for both cutting-edge technology and Australia made him the perfect guide”.

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