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News A Porsche Taycan Base Model With More Range Slated For China

A Porsche Taycan Base Model With More Range Slated For China

A new base model single motor Porsche Taycan offers the most range in the line-up, for China at the moment.


  • It will be a single-motor RWD Taycan.

  • At the moment, no news about this car for Europe or North America.

  • Range is up to 303 miles (about 490 km) according to the NEDC.


Once most had moved past the new Porsche Taycan’s incredible styling, complaints about its “disappointing” range on paper made headlines. A number of media have demonstrated that the EPA’s various ratings, depending on the trim, are generally conservative. Even so, Porsche has introduced a new standard Porsche Taycan that is not only more affordable but that delivers more range.

Real-World EV Range For The Porsche Taycan 4S Is Far Greater Than The EPA Rating

According to the NEDC cycle, the 79.2 kWh battery equipped car, the same battery as the Taycan 4S, will provide up to 414 kilometers (257 miles) of range. The 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus-equipped models are rated at 489 km (303 miles). The main trick behind the added range comes from the fact that these Taycan’s will be powered by a single rear-mounted Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. With the smaller pack, the Taycan’s motor will produce 402 horsepower, and with the larger pack, power jumps up to 469 horsepower.

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

The new RWD is priced from 888,000 yuan or about $125,000 US, which is considerably more than the US base price for the 4S of $103,800 and $119,400. For the moment, it is unknown if the base Taycan will make its way to other markets. We assume however that a RWD Taycan could work in the US but less so in Canada.

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

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