Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Confirmed: The All-Electric Porsche Taycan is Coming Early 2020


Porsche Philippines is confirming that its first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan will be making its local debut early next year. The country is slated to be among the first batch of countries that will receive this game-changer for Porsche.

Unlike hybrids or electrified models—meaning vehicles with some type of electrical power assist fitted to their conventional internal combustion engines—the Taycan runs solely on electric motors which draw power from batteries. Fully electric vehicles, or EVs, are widely considered as the ultimate goal in eco-friendly mobility as these have zero tailpipe emissions.

More than just eco-friendly mobility, the Taycan is a Porsche through and through. Its performance is impressive starting with the base 4S and its 530-horsepower output, the 680-horsepower Taycan Turbo, and topping off with the Taycan Turbo S and its 761-horsepower motor. In the Taycan Turbo S guise, it can rocket from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.


All the Taycan variants have all-wheel drive systems because they are fitted with two electric motors (one for each axle). A two-speed transmission, installed on the rear axle, is a Porsche innovation.

Despite its maniacal performance, the Taycan can still deliver anywhere between 412 to 463 kilometers in total driving range. And thanks to implementing an 800-volt system, the car’s battery can be charged in just over 5 minutes using a high-power charging network—already good for a range up to 100 kilometers.

According to Porsche, they consider the Taycan as a genuine sportscar more related to the 911 than the Panamera. Yet, it pairs typical Porsche performance and connectivity with everyday usability, and its advanced production methods and features set new standards in sustainability and digitalization.

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