The all new Taycan Porsche’s first all – electric car
As from mid-March 2021, the new multi-award winning Taycan, Porche’s latest electric sports car, completes their range as the fourth variant, standing alongside the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S.
It’s massively fast, great to drive, practical for everyday use and quick to charge. As the charging cable establishes encrypted communication with the Plug & Charge-compatible charging station, there’s no need for payment cards or an app. And thanks to Functions On Demand, the Taycan driver can purchase various convenience and assist function upgrades as required, which doesn’t depend on the original configuration. It’s also not necessary to visit a workshop, thanks to online activation.
To look at, think elongated 911. Typical of the brand, the Taycan retains the unmistakable Porsche design DNA, with a sporty ’flyline’ roofline, and sculpted side panels, a sleek cabin, and the pronounced shoulders of the wings result in a sharply accentuated rear.
Inside, think Starship Enterprise with a sculpted dashboard that stretches across the entire width of the car, and curved instrument clusters behind the steering wheel — which places a clear focus on the driver. With sustainably in mind, the leathers are cured using olive leaves in the tanning process and the flooring uses the recycled fibres made from recycled fishing nets.
Exceptional aerodynamics make a significant contribution to low energy consumption, producing long range.
The rear-wheel drive Taycan drive architecture comprises a permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle and, like the other models, a two-speed transmission. With two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear axle, makes this an all-wheel drive.
The passive safety systems are state-of-the-art, as is electrically controlled louvre-free air vents. And what you get as standard equipment is phenomenal.
Right from the start, it was clear to Porsche that the production of a fully electric car also had to be carbon neutral. The newly built factory for the Taycan, situated in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, has been designed in pursuit of the vision of a factory with zero environmental impact. Both the materials used in the interior of this electric sports car, some of which consist of recycled materials, and a charging infrastructure using green electricity, are particularly sustainable and every use of the Porsche Charging Service is carbon neutral.
But there’s so much more to it!