Is the Porsche Taycan a Fully Electric Car?
Electric vehicles have soared in popularity in recent years, with global sales rising 80% in 2018 alone (according to data from Mckinsey & Company).
As with so many things, we’ve seen the coronavirus pandemic stunt growth, but in the electric vehicle market, it’s clearly temporary. And with heritage automakers like Porsche shaking things up, the future looks electrifying.
As Porsche’s very first foray into the all-electric market, the Taycan is poised to speed into the future. But even though the technology behind this fully electric car is innovative, expect the same driving pleasure and emotion you’ve come to expect from the Porsche brand.
Driven by adrenaline-fueled by electricity, the Taycan is the uncompromising sports car of the future. The overall concept combines driving pleasure with a sophisticated charging infrastructure to give you the leading role as a proud Porsche owner.
Is the Porsche Taycan considered a hybrid?
As a fully electric vehicle, the Porsche Taycan isn’t considered a hybrid. Hybrid vehicles use a combination of electricity and gasoline to fuel the engine, while a fully electric vehicle relies purely on a charge.
Not only is the Taycan the first fully electric Porsche, but it’s also the first production electric vehicle to use a two-speed transmission and an 800-volt electrical system. The two-speed transmission allows for faster acceleration, and the 800-volt electrical system will afford you shorter recharge times.
Where to charge the Porsche Taycan?
Even the sportiest electric vehicle can only ever be as good as its infrastructure. And that’s why you’ll find ingenious charging facilities and practical charging equipment you can access at home and on the road. With several thousand public charging facilities worldwide, you can always keep the thrill of the ride going strong.
VW Group has its own charging infrastructure where you can charge your Taycan, and you can also charge up at any ChargePoint station using their universal J1772 connector. Simply tap your phone on the station to begin.
How much is the Porsche Taycan?
If you’re interested in calling a Porsche Taycan your own, you should know that the MSRP begins at $103,00 for the Porsche Taycan 4S. The Taycan Turbo retails for $150,900, and the top of the line Taycan Turbo S has an MSRP of $185,000.
What is the fastest Porsche Taycan?
The fastest Taycan is the 750-hp Turbo S model. With an increase of 80 horsepower over the standard Turbo model, the Turbo S can achieve zero-to-sixty in 2.4 seconds. This model also raced the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 130mph.
The base Porsche Taycan 4S can achieve zero-to-sixty in 3.8 seconds.
Behind the wheel of the Porsche Taycan
As you’ll find with many Porsches, the Taycan features launch control. Simply select Sport Plus mode while hitting the accelerator and the brake pedal. Then, just release the brakes and brace yourself for massive acceleration. But it doesn’t end there. The two-speed gearbox shifts at about 50 mph, and before you know it, you’ll have reached 60 mph speeds. It’s an exhilarating drive.
But the only way to truly understand what it’s like to get behind the wheel of this innovative electric sports car is to get your hands on the wheel and your foot on the pedal.