Porsche revealed Taycan Electric Sedan prior to 2019 Frankfurt Motor show

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Porsche Taycan

(Porsche’s First Electric Production Car) can turn your head even if you love Tesla

Porsche had announced the name of its first full-electric sports car during the official celebration of the anniversary “70 years Porsche sports car” – Taycan. The name translates as “lively young horse”, referencing the centre of the Porsche crest.” From September 12 to 22, 2019, the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 will be witnessing some world class technology from world’s top car manufacturer. This show attracts huge gathering (last year approx 850,000 visitors) in Frankfurt, Germany. The Frankfurt Motor Show is organised by the German Association of the Automotive Industry and naturally, its an important event for domestic manufacturers in Germany. Main attractions are going to be Audi RS6 Avant, BMW X6 Vantablack, BMW Vision M Next, Honda e, Lamborghini Sian, Land Rover Defender, Mini Electric, Porsche Taycan, Volkswagen ID3 and Volkswagen Golf Mk8,

Now here let’s quickly get to know about the all fully electric Porsche’s first electric car:

Porsche S Turbo, Image Credit: Porsche

The wait for Porsche’s most awaited its first electric production car is finally over as the Taycan has been unveiled online ahead of its worldwide debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019.  Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors: Two motors are powering the Taycan Turbo and Tycan Turbo S mounted each on both the electric axle.

Two Speed Transmission: Rear axle motor is mating with a 2 speed automatically switching gearbox. This gearbox ensures the proper utilization of  the output from high power density and high continuous power from the PMSM Motor.

Charging: Taycan Models can be charged from high voltage DC source of 270kW (100 km drive range in just 5 minutes)

Battery Range: Porsche is using here high performance battery which is based on 800 volt technology instead of 400 volts. This is a 100kW battery pack out of that only 93 kW is accessible. 12 Cell module and total 336 pouch cells are inside the battery pack. This pouch cell is developed by LG Chem. Battery range of both the variants are as mentioned below-                         Taycan Turbo – 381 -450 km                         Taycan Turbo S – 388 – 412 km

Image Credit: Porsche

Active Aerodynamics: Taycan is fitted with the Porsche Active Aerodynamics System. It consisting an adaptive rear spoiler and adjustable cool air intakes. Depending on the situation the rear spoiler extends in three stages like -90km/h, 160km/h and 200km/h.

Recuperation: Porsche Taycan system is having capability to regenerate up to 90% of braking energy. Company claims that with recuperation braking from 200km/h to 0, electrical energy can be recovered for a range of up to 4 km.

Adaptive Air Suspension: Adaptive air suspension ensure the comfortable ride during all kind of driving mode like Comfort and Performance.Rear Axle Steering: Taycan has fitted with the rear axle steering technology. Assistance Systems: Porsche Taycan comes with advance assistance systems like adaptive cruise control, active lane keeping & traffic jam assist, Surround View.

Comparison with other high end cars:

The Porsche Taycan Nurburgring Nordschleife onboard lap video clearly shows that the new electric Taycan is faster through all the corners and speed section of the track than BMW M5 and also faster than the Panamera Turbo.

Based on the European WLTP test cycle , The Porsche Taycan Turbo S needed 111 kWh to recharge its battery to full level which then provides  the total range of 256 miles. If we calculate the efficiency then its 2.3 miles per kWh.   Audi e-tron efficiency is 2.6 miles/kWhTesla Model S ‘Performance’ is 3.3 miles/kWhTesla Model 3 ‘Performance’ is 3.7 miles/kWh 

Bookings and Delivery:

Bookings are open now.Taycan Turbo models starting at  £155,858 and range-topping Turbo S coming in at £138,826. Delivery will be starting from early next year.

My Words:

Porsche is always been one to produce sport and racing cars and impresses their customer with high end technology which also took care of car’s to driving comfort. Porsche has developed complete EV technology and targeting to roll out 50% of its production car fully electric by 2025. A lot of money and effort have been put together in design and production of Porsche Taycan but we can not directly compare with the Tesla. Further Porsche team will keep doing more and more in the field of EVs.