Porsche goes Back To The Future with 1.21 gigawatts of EV power – Motoring Research

Porsche Charges Back to the Future

Porsche’s DC rapid charging network for electric cars has become the largest across Europe and North America. 

More importantly, the combined power of the Ionity and Electrify America networks has now surpassed 1.21 gigawatts. 

Fans of the Back to the Future movie franchise will recognise the importance of this figure. And Porsche executives seemingly enjoy the iconic films, too

Going nuclear

Porsche Charges Back to the Future

In the Back to the Future movies, the DeLorean Time Machine requires 1.21 gigawatts of energy to achieve time travel. Its ‘Mr Fusion’ onboard nuclear reactor is perhaps the ultimate in convenience. 

In the real world, however, being able to charge a Porsche Taycan from five to 80 percent in 22 minutes is a strong runner-up. 

The Porsche network also has ‘plug-and-charge’ compatibility, so charging can start automatically when a car is connected.

Between the 670 Electrify America and 372 Ionity locations, Porsche owners now have access to more 4,800 individual charging points.

More time travelling

Porsche Charges Back to the Future

Porsche has created a special one-minute film, highlighting the power of its EV charging network. 

The company picked 21 October as the ideal date to release the finished film. Movie buffs will know it as the day Marty McFly time-travels to in the original Back to the Future film. 

Featured in the movie is actor and electric vehicle enthusiast, Donald Fullilove. A star of the first Back to the Future in 1985, Fullilove played the role of Goldie Wilson. 

Originally a cafe worker, Fullilove’s character goes on to become mayor of the fictional Hill Valley.


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John Redfern

U.S. Editor with a love of all things Americana. Woodgrain-clad station wagons and ridiculous muscle cars a speciality.


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