PORSCHE TAYCAN OVERVIEW
The Porsche Taycan is Porsche’s first fully electric vehicle. It was introduced in concept form at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show while the production model was unveiled at the 2019 show. The Taycan arrived on the market in 2020 in three versions, the Porsche Taycan 4S, the Porsche Taycan Turbo, and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
The Porsche Taycan delivers between 300 and 323 kilometres of range depending on the version, which equates to roughly between 187 and 202 miles. It delivers between 562 horsepower and 751 horsepower depending on the version. Charge time is roughly 10 hours on a 240V outlet. The Taycan receives an 800-volt charging system designed specifically for Porsche’s EV and can charge up to 80% in less than 30 minutes on a fast charger.
Powering the Porsche Taycan is a new battery-electric powertrain with all-wheel drive through a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor located on each axle. A single-speed gearbox sends power to the front wheels while the rear wheels receive power through a two-speed transmission and a limited slip differential.
The Porsche Taycan starts at $119,000 approximately in Canada and $103,800 in the US.
Porsche Taycan Quick Pros Overview
- Exceptional performance
- Beautiful design
- Luxurious interior
- Comfortable and smooth ride
- Well-built interior
The Porsche Taycan delivers on comfort and luxury while also offering exceptional performance. It feels solid and well built, and its interior is packed with luxury.
Porsche Taycan Quick Cons Overview
- Unimpressive range
- The price climbs rapidly
- Poor rear visibility
- Low vehicle
The Porsche Taycan doesn’t have the range of some of its competitors. It’s also more expensive than its main rivals. The vehicle is low which can cause problems around the city and the rear roofline hurts visibility.