Porsche has announced the release of an all-electric model called the Taycan. The fully electric sports sedan has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds and has a mileage range near 250 on a full charge.
The 2020 Taycan will come in two trims- Turbo and Turbo S- both of which are being marketed as sports cars for a sustainable future. No official release date has been shared yet, however, more information will be made available on Porsche’s microsite as it becomes available.
“We promised a true Porsche for the age of electric mobility – a fascinating sports car that not only excites in terms of its technology and driving dynamics, but also sparks a passion in people all over the world, just like its legendary predecessors have done. Now we are delivering on this promise” said Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG – Research and Development.
According to a press release from Porsche, the Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of the commonly used 400 volts for electric cars. This will allow for faster charging times. For example, you can go from five to 80 percent battery life in 22.5 minutes.
Other unique aspects of the Taycan include an interior design with a wide display screen band, innovative drive motors, two-speed transmission, centrally-networked chassis systems, and iconic Porsche-style exterior design.
Porsche has teased in the past that the company plans to go fully electric by 2030. The release of the 2020 Taycan further confirms the German automotive company’s strategy, especially when you consider the Taycan’s capabilities.
While some Porsche enthusiasts have graveled about the decision to move on from traditional fuel-powered cars, the power of the Taycan is palpable. If Porsche stays with similar prototypes, it may move the needle for customers that still plan to hold out on electric vehicles.