This is the first fully electric car from Porsche, previewed with the Mission E concept from back in 2015. The Porsche Taycan is an electric vehicle produced by Porsche, which was first shown at the Frankfurt motor show as a concept called the Mission E back in 2015. Porsche announced it was increasing production of Porsche Taycans, following a strong demand for an electric sports car.
You would expect Porsches electric sports car to be electric in nature, and 2019s Porsche Taycan definitely does not disappoint. The 2022 Porsche Taycan sedan is not a perfect EV, but its blend of driving verve and endurance in the sport makes it one of the more compelling. The Porsche Taycan is not cheap, but those lucky enough to make the leap will be treated to an electric vehicle that is genuinely groundbreaking. It is powered by twin PSM continuously-excited, synchronous electric motors, one at each axle, and all four wheels are controlled separately via the Porsche torque vectoring system.
Most of Porsches TAYCAN 2022 sedan models have two electric motors, one driving the front wheels, the other driving the rear. The Porsche Taycan uses a new battery-electric, four-wheel-drive powertrain, featuring synchronous permanent-magnet motors at each axle. The Taycan 4S adds another e-motor to the front axle to provide four-wheel-drive, and gets slightly more power (but the same battery). Meanwhile, the Turbo and Turbo S gain even more power, along with the hefty 93kWh battery.
Porsche is estimates vary from 199 to 227 miles depending on battery size and EV motor. The cars driving range is not remarkable when compared to that of a Tesla Model S, which reaches a peak range of 400 miles per charge. The Taycan Turbo S takes you from naught to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, although Motor Trend and others clocked it at 2.4 seconds.
While it is well known that Nikola Tesla worked on high-power semiconductors, Porsche edges Teslas Model S in charging speeds. Nothing Tesla has done in recent years to enhance driving performance compares with the excellent Porsche control that comes with decades of German engineering.
Porsche has started off the electric vehicle space with a bang, successfully carrying over the driving characteristics and the primal feeling from Porsches most conventional gas-powered cars. This is in spite of the fact that the first vehicle it created, the Porsche P1, was an EV. Porsche is forecasting eight out of every 10 cars it sells to be fully electric by 2031.
The German automaker announced on Friday that it is expecting 80% of global sales will be fully electric cars by 2030. By 2030, Porsche is targeting a zero-carbon approach to the whole value chain, with its goal being over 80% of production being fully electric. While hybridization meets both Porsches goal of producing high-performance cars and its progressive CO2 emissions reduction, the brand is investing significantly in battery-electric vehicles (BEVs).
Among Porsche is biggest selling points for the e-station wagon is its capacity to take in 270kW of charging capacity, which gives it faster charging times than many other models. Porsche says its technology allows 5-80% charging in just 22.5 minutes – a boon on longer trips that involve many stops – provided you are using a charging station offering 270 kWh or more. Models with the largest batteries–Porsche labels that as packing 93.4 kWh, but it is usable for just 83.7 kWh–can be charged 5-80 percent in 23 minutes, according to claims. Soon, Porsche is going to introduce fully electric versions of its popular crossover, the Macan.
A full-size electric SUV is also under development, to be made at Porsche is Leipzig facility. The investment into Rimac might not be much of an issue with regards to the Taycan, but this is Porsches next full-electric project, which will make use of the technology of Rimac. Lutz Meschke, the vice-chairman of Porsche AGs board, told us during the Taycans unveiling that investing in Rimac would aid an electric Macan, which is set for a 2023 sales launch following its late-2022 debut on a static basis. The Taycan BEV is a forerunner in Porsches plan for fully electric cars, which was launched in mid-2019.
Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche, told Cars during the launch of the Taycan that Porsche has a very clear strategy over the next 10-15 years during a period of transition. Despite the fact that Porsche is making titanic engineering efforts in pushing the technology in EVs forward — and, as I will try to spell out, Porsche is — the Taycan is still an electric vehicle. I have tested the Cross Turismo around the outside of a track before, and was just as enthused about driving Porsches presentation Taycan around the track.
The Porsche Taycan has a coupe-like appearance, and is built on the new battery-electric platform which will underpin a range of fully electric cars from Volkswagen Group (Porsche is an owner), including the Audi e-Tron GT. The design language for the Taycan Cross Turismo is closer to that of the Taycan than that of the Mission E. It merges the Mission Es J1 all-electric platform with a 5-door Estate bodywork akin to that of the Panamera Sport Turismo, lifted suspension, off-road tires, and cladding, forming a crossover utility vehicle. Porsche Taycans are equipped with perfectly ergonomic leather seats and plenty of space for four adults, while Taycan Turbo S models also feature an eye-catching tinted glass roof and excellent overall design. If you would like to find out more about a handsome, athletic, but still confident Porsche, come see us at Capital Porsche today.