Posts Tagged: Porsche Taycan

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 »

Test-driving the Porsche Mission E

Automobile magazine contributor Georg Kacher recently got a chance to drive one of the few existing prototypes of Porsche’s Mission E, and was also able to glean some technical details about the upcoming EV. Porsche told Kacher that every Mission E will have all-wheel drive at first – a rear-wheel-drive version may be offered in… Read more »

Porsche installs 350 kW fast charging station at tech center

Porsche has installed a charging station using its new 800 V 350 kW fast charging system at its technology center in Berlin-Adlershof. The Porsche High Power Charging (HPC) station is liquid-cooled, and uses CCS connectors. The new tech center also features a 25-meter-high solar pylon that is expected to generate up to 30,000 kWh of… Read more »