Posts Tagged: Porsche Taycan

2020 Taycan: The Germans respond to Tesla with an excellent new Porsche and a valiant EV effort

Probably no manufacturer felt as stunned and threatened as Porsche by the 2012 arrival of the Tesla Model S – and the acclaim that followed. The German brand enjoyed an unparalleled reputation as the maker of fast, sleek, and pricey sports cars, and had lately expanded into high-end SUVs and then sedans. In early 2013,… Read more »

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S drive review: The most enjoyable EV I’ve ever driven

Even experienced auto writers approach driving high-performance cars with caution. If you mostly test mass-market cars, as I do, trepidation may creep in: Will I be able to do this car justice? Will it be manageable on the road? Are there special steps I should take to avoid damaging a car that costs six figures?… Read more »

Why did Porsche go to the trouble of designing an 800 V Taycan EV?

How higher-voltage battery packs enable faster charging ecosystems Porsche took on a considerable engineering challenge when it decided to design an 800 V EV system for the Taycan, because nearly every other hybrid and EV in the world operates at 400 V or less. There simply was not a wide range of high-voltage off-the-shelf parts… Read more »

Electrify America station charges Porsche Taycan battery in 23 minutes at 270 kW

Two pioneers of ultra-fast charging infrastructure recently got together for a symbolic event to inaugurate a new era of faster charging. As part of the festivities for the Porsche Taycan’s global launch event, Electrify America and Porsche celebrated “the first time the Electrify America DC fast charging network was used nearly to its full potential.”… Read more »

A spirited horse springs out of the gate – tri-continental Porsche Taycan launch event

The Porsche Taycan [TIE-kon] is the most highly-anticipated EV we’ve seen in a long time – in fact, the sound of the spirited young horse’s approaching hoofbeats has arguably generated more excitement than any non-Tesla vehicle to date (sorry, Audi and Jaguar). Porsche unveiled its magnum opus at three simultaneous events in Germany, China, and… Read more »

Porsche doubles planned production of Taycan EV due to strong demand

Porsche says stronger-than-expected demand for its upcoming Taycan EV has led it to boost production from 20,000 to 40,000 units. The company began taking orders, secured by a $2,500 deposit, a few months ago, and said in December that the first year’s production had been sold out. The Taycan (Porsche says the name means “lively… Read more »

Porsche dealers will have to share the cost of fast chargers

Back in March, a Porsche exec said that the brand expected to make a profit from its planned network of fast chargers, a comment that was met with much skepticism in the EV industry. Now the company is sending a rather different message, saying that its US dealers will be expected to pony up between… Read more »

Porsche plans to profit from charging, says Tesla Supercharger model is not sustainable

When Tesla introduced its Supercharger network, not only was it the most powerful charging system available, but it was free for Tesla drivers. Free charging was a sort of teaser offer to overcome new buyers’ range anxiety, and Tesla later added fees. However, the company aims to keep the cost of charging below that of… Read more »

Porsche plans fast chargers at all US dealerships, exec disses Tesla

Porsche’s upcoming Mission E sedan is expected to feature a 95 kWh battery pack and 310 miles of range. Such a generous range is sure to create demand for faster charging times, so the German luxury brand has developed a new charging system that can deliver up to 800 V and 350 kW. Now Porsche… Read more »