With the current Taycan, Porsche has embarked on the era of global series production for electric sports cars. The Porsche Taycan 4S is currently the entry-level model. While most manufacturers still insist on their own layout for the electric cars, we recognize the typical Porsche DNA on the Taycan at first glance. Although it is only 9 cm shorter than a Porsche Panamera, it immediately looks more delicate and sporty with the large wheel cutouts for the sports rims and the generously dimensioned brake calipers. We take a look at the emission-free future of Porsche sports cars.
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After the launch of the new Porsche Taycan electric sports car in September 2019, the sports car manufacturer is introducing the third version of the sports sedan, the Taycan 4S. The latest model is available with two battery sizes and, according to the manufacturer, has an output of up to 390 kW (530 PS) or, with the Performance Battery Plus, up to 420 kW (571 PS). After the two turbo models, the Taycan 4S is the entry point to the model range.
At Porsche, 2019 is the focus of the all-electric Taycan. But the moment has come in the field of electrification for the current hybrid models. However, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is not intended to convey pure efficiency: the boost strategy from the Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car is also intended to awaken sportiness and dynamic driving fun in the large-format SUV.
In addition to the new all-electric Taycan, Porsche is expanding the range of plug-in hybrid drives for the other model series: According to the manufacturer, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé utilize their system output of 500 kW (680 hp) the combination of a four-liter V8 engine (404 kW / 550 PS) and an electric motor (100 kW / 136 PS) integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S.
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche presented the Mission E Cross Turismo - the concept study of a purely electrically powered cross utility vehicle. The concept vehicle with all-wheel drive, which is based on the Mission E study presented in 2015, has an 800-volt architecture and can be charged by fast charging via induction on the charging dock or on the Porsche home energy storage system. The purely electric range should be around 500 kilometers. Two electric motors with a system output of more than 600 PS (440 kW) are to make the mission ... Continue reading "Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo goes into series production
Porsche's entry into electromobility will start next year with the “Taycan” model and promises some highlights from the manufacturer. Two permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) are supposed to accelerate the car to 3,5 km / h within 100 seconds. The NEDC range should be 500 kilometers under optimal conditions. The integrated 800-volt architecture should enable fast charging processes. Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG, promises according to the press release: “Our new electric athlete is strong and willing to perform; a vehicle that ... Continue reading "Taycan - the first e-Porsche