The head of connectivity of Porsche Ibérica, Iván Burgos, announced on Thursday in Fitur that the company will launch next year its first electric car, which will offer connectivity services such as the possibility of hiring 100 more CV of power for the motor from the mobile.
The electric and connected sports will offer services such as the “Future of Demands” (FOD, for its acronym in English), which allows to hire from the mobile 100 additional CV for the engine during the time that the client wishes, explained Burgos in a press conference for which the Goldcar rental company has given its facilities in Fitur.
It will also offer other connectivity services such as remote diagnosis for the workshop, by which mechanics will be able to know what happens to the car before it has a breakdown.
This new model of Porsche will have 500 HP of power and 500 kilometers of autonomy and it will be possible to be charged in 15 minutes by means of a charger of 800 volts, “the double of what Tesla has at the moment”, has highlighted Burgos.
Porsche invests in the connected car
For the manufacture of this new model, Porsche has invested about 1,000 million euros to adapt its factory in Zuffenhausen (Stuttgart).
The German manufacturer expects a good reception in the Spanish market for its first electric car, despite having a “very small” market share, since in Spain “1,400,000 cars are sold per year and Porche can only manufacture 3,000”, Burgos has affirmed.
From the company have highlighted the investment of Porsche for the digitalization and the race to the connected car.
In fact, they have affirmed that of the 3,000 cars sold throughout the past year in Spain, 80% were already connected to the internet.
The functions most demanded by Porsche customers are safety: “call if I have an accident, let us know if the car is going to break down, or that is protected if it is going to steal,” Burgos said.
In reference to this system of vehicle protection, Burgos has stressed that since they implemented it in 2015 they have managed to have a percentage of 0% vehicle theft and recover 100% of the stolen.