All-electric driving meets Porsche performance

By Product Expert | Posted in Porsche News, Porsche Taycan on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 6:39 am

What is the Porsche Taycan? 

Starting from the Porsche Mission E concept study, the Porsche Taycan is the next step into the future of automobile manufacturing that Porsche is taking.  With many brands already looking into all-electric models, Porsche is bringing its notorious performance and virtues to the innovative designs.  So, just what is the Porsche Taycan? 

“The Taycan drives like a Porsche, looks like a Porsche, and feels like a Porsche.  It won’t just be an electric vehicle.  It’ll be a Porsche.” – Stefan Wechback, vice president, Battery Electric Vehicles, Porsche AG 

All-in-all, when it comes down to what it is, the Taycan is a Porsche at heart.  As the next important part of Porsche’s product strategy, the Porsche Taycan will continue to lay the standard for the sportiest vehicle in its segment.  With Porsche DNA that you will be able to see, the all-electric sports car will meet each Porsche standard from the materials to the overall quality. 

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2018 Porsche Taycan Mission E prototype with Stefan Wechback next to itCompared to current electric sports cars which lose driving dynamics after repeated power acceleration, the Taycan will not.  Porsche is designing its traction motors that are in the Taycan to be “permanently excited synchronous machines” that will have long-term output, allowing for powerful acceleration several times in a row without diminishing its performance.  And the Taycan will feature a smart cooling system that will prevent performance loss due to heat build-up when consistently driving at high speeds.  The system will continuously supply cooling power to the components that need it. 

Then, for not only fast speeds, but also fast charging, the Porsche Taycan will be equipped with 800-volt technology that will allow enough electric power for a range of about 248-miles to be charged in just 15-minutes.  Plus, the higher voltage allows for a lighter and more compact electrical system.  And Porsche has been meticulously working on the design of the Taycan so that it is as aerodynamic and lightweight as possible.  Part of this is done with smaller and lighter batteries and overall lightweight E-motors that Porsche has engineered. 

The Porsche Taycan will be presented at the end of 2019.

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