With multiple electric vehicles coming, buyers need a strong charging network to alleviate range anxiety, Porsche's U.S. boss says. Every dealership in Canada and the U.S. will have fast chargers.
Porsche Canada will open its first national parts distribution centre by the end of 2019. The automaker didn't say how much the facility will cost but it will serve all 19 Canadian dealerships.
Porsche will equip all 20 of its dealerships in Canada with 800-volt DC fast-charging stations in preparation for the launch of an electric sedan based on the Mission E concept.
Marc Ouayoun will become the new CEO of Porsche Cars Canada effective Jan. 1, replacing Alexander Pollich, who leaves after slightly more than four years and amid a time of serious sales growth.
U.S. and California regulators say they have approved a fix for about 38,000 Volkswagen Group 3.0-litre diesel crossovers in the United States. VW Canada is attempting to get the same fix approved in Canada.
Porsche is bringing the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo to Canada, a vehicle designed, in part, to broaden the appeal of Porsche's greener models and non-SUV range to family buyers.
Porsche Canada has opened Porsche Centre in Kelowna, in the heart of British Columbia's increasingly affluent Okanagan region. It's the luxury automaker's fourth dealership in B.C. and 18th in Canada.
Porsche Canada has relocated its corporate headquarters to a new facility in Toronto, and added its first training centre in Canada to the building.