PORSCHE will be offering cross-provider access to public charging stations known as Porsche Charging Service.
The news comes with the announcement of the brand new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV model.
Porsche Charging Service allows you to use any public charging provider without requiring additional registration with the relevant provider.
The costs for the use of the charging service are billed directly to the users Porsche ID account.
Charging stations can be displayed in the car’s Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. A selected charging station can be set as a navigation destination and saved as a favourite.
Porsche says it has not set a date for launch of the service in the UK.
New options for Porsche Cayenne range include head-up display for the first time
Porsche Charging Service is one of a range of new options for the Porsche Cayenne range with the introduction of the 462hp PHEV model.
For the first time, head-up display is available on a Porsche. It projects all relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of vision in a full-colour display.
The system generates a graphic display that appears to the driver as if around 2.3 metres away and is split into seven sections. The height, brightness and angle of the display can be adjusted via the PCM. Depending on how the car is equipped, the driver can choose between up to four presets in which different driving information can be displayed based on preselection. The standard view provides information on activities and the status of the assistance systems.
Other new features include massage seats – drivers and passengers can choose between five massage programmes performed by 10 pneumatic massage pads in the seat backs – a heated windscreen, independent heating with remote operation and 22-inch diameter alloy wheels.
Porsche says timing availability of these new features is still to be confirmed.