Thursday, July 7, 2022
News Porsche Taycan: the power, the range and the speed

Porsche Taycan: the power, the range and the speed

We were in Stuttgart for the 70 years of sports car fascination when the official name for the Mission-E prototype was announced. Now, we have further details on what kind of electric monster, and Tesla P100D killer, the Taycan will be.

The powertrain will consist of two permanently synchronous motors driving both the front and rear wheels. Total system output is rated at more than 600 horsepower which will be enough to catapult the Taycan to 100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds. Oh, and if you’re a drag-racer, the Porsche will crush the 0-200 km/h in less than 12 seconds.

Porsche intends on selling up to 20,000 units annually in major markets such as China, the US and Western Europe. The Taycan will feature an 800-volt capable system meaning that it’ll require only 15 minutes of charging time for 400 km of range. Max range for the car will be in the vicinity of 500 km. All that is required now is a network that will be capable of feeding the beast.

The Porsche Taycan is expected for late 2019. As is usually the case, North America will likely have to wait until early 2020.

Trending Now

GM Could be Working on an Electric Van to Replace the Savana and Express in 2026

The GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express have been largely unchanged since 1996 General Motors already has the BrightDrop electric delivery vans in its...

The Recalled Ford Mustang Mach-E Receives a Software Update While a Fix is Being Determined

Defective connectors can overheat and disable the vehicle This update will limit the motor output and the charging current to reduce the stress...

The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk will be Available Exclusively in the 4xe Version

Jeep has only just introduced the next generation of its Grand Cherokee SUV for 2022 and already the utility division is making changes to...

Toyota has Run Out of US EV Tax Credits

They have sold their 200,000th EV in the US. They now join Tesla and GM who’ve already run out of credits. The question is...

All New Vehicles Sold in the European Union Will Require an Anti-Speeding Module

The new rule will go into effect in July 2024. The technology will warn the driver and even slow a car down based...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.