If there was ever any question that Porsche is committed to an electric future, their newly completed construction project in Berlin provides a clear and striking answer. At 25 meters high, and looking like something straight off the pages of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Porsche’s new photovoltaic
monolith pylon conspicously highlights our favorite marque’s tireless progression toward the future.
Located within the technology park in the Adlershof section of Berlin, the pylon weighs 37 tons, is covered in 7,776 solar cells and can generate 30,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. That’s enough to power the entire Porsche Center complex being built near by. Once completed, visitors to Porsche’s electrically charged center will have to option to “fill up” their e-hybrids with free electricity courtesy of Porsche.
Dr Jens Puttfarcken, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Deutschland GmbH, says the pylon demonstrates Porsche’s “clear commitment to electric mobility and stands as a symbol of sustainable investment that will help conserve resources: Porsche is systematically addressing the challenges associated with electric mobility.”