The All-Electric Porsche Taycan Saloon: The Complete Guide

All-Electric Porsche Taycan

Overview


Porsche Taycan, the first all-electric car from the famed German luxury sports car manufacturer, Porsche. Stuttgart based Porsche is known for high-performance cars and is currently owned by the Volkswagen Group. Porsche has always had a close relationship with the Volkswagen Group, because the iconic VW Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of Porsche.

Apart from this, both VW and Porsche have collaborated on a number of platforms, to include, the Porsche Cayenne SUV. In 2010, Porsche launched the Cayenne S Hybrid and also developed an electric prototype of the Porsche Boxster, called the Boxster E (2011). The luxury automotive manufacturer currently has the following electric vehicles (EVs) in its portfolio:



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The All-Electric Porsche Taycan Saloon


The Porsche Taycan battery electric vehicle (BEV) was initially previewed as the Mission E concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. Taycan (Turkish) translates as ‘lively young horse’ in reference to the ‘leaping horse’ in the Porsche crest (Porsche confirmed the name in 2017).

The Taycan prototype did make an appearance at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed (2019). Taycan has taken inspiration from both the Porsche Panamera and the Porsche 911.  The Taycan is built on an entirely new platform codenamed J1. Projected production of 40,000 units per year.

As one can expect, a Porsche never disappoints when it comes to performance. The Taycan EV is no different. Given the instant torque from a pure electric car, a Taycan can comfortably achieve 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. But of course, luxury and performance from this famed marquee does not come cheap. The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is available in 8 variants, priced from £70,690 for the entry-level model, to £139,910, for the top of the range EV model.

The electric vehicle (EV) is without an iota of doubt, stunning in design, style, quality and performance. But it has its limitations in terms of interior space, to include the limited headroom for rear seat passengers and small boot. Having said that, the pure electric Taycan is exhilarating to drive and perfect for consumers that want to own a Porsche, but with stronger environmental credentials!

All-Electric Porsche Taycan
The All-Electric Porsche Taycan (credit:Porsche)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Saloon
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (8 Options)
Taycan (from £70,690)
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (from £79,340)
Taycan 4S (from £83,580)
Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (from £87,820)
Taycan Turbo (from £115,860)
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo (from £116,950)
Taycan Turbo S (from £138,830)
Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (from £139,910)

PROSCONS
Fantastic looking, luxurious and comfortableExpensive. Cheaper pure electric alternatives available
Powerful and fast electric performanceElectric range not as good as other EVs
DC charging up to 270 kWLimited space in the rear and boot

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery size: 79.2 kWh (performance battery) and 93.4 kWh (performance battery plus)
Charging:Up to 270 kW DC rapid charging. On-board charger 11 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1394 – 1395
Width (mm):1966
Length (mm):4963
Wheelbase (mm):2900

Taycan
EV Battery Capacity:79.2 kWh / 93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):220-268 miles (combined-performance battery)/ 253-301 miles (combined-performance battery plus)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):Up to 25.4
Charging:270 kW-225 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:143 mph
0-60 mph:5.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):240 KW – 280 kW
Max Power (PS):326 – 380
Torque (Nm):345 – 357
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,125 – 2,205
Colours:17

Taycan 4 Cross Turismo
EV Battery Capacity:93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):242-283 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):Up to 25.4
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:137 mph
0-60 mph:4.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):280 kW
Max Power (PS):380
Torque (Nm):500
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,320
Colours:17

Taycan 4S
EV Battery Capacity:79.2 kWh / 93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):208-258 miles (combined-performance battery)/ 242-288 miles (combined-performance battery plus)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):Up to 26.0
Charging:225 kW (performance battery) – 270 kW (performance battery plus) DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:155 mph
0-60 mph:3.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):320 KW – 360 kW
Max Power (PS):435 – 490
Torque (Nm):640 – 650
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,215 – 2,295
Colours:17

Taycan 4S Cross Turismo
EV Battery Capacity:93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):241-281 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):Up to 26.4
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:149 mph
0-60 mph:3.9 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):360 kW
Max Power (PS):490
Torque (Nm):650
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,320
Colours:17

Taycan Turbo
EV Battery Capacity:93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):238-281 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):Up to 26.6
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:161 mph
0-60 mph:3.0 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):460 kW
Max Power (PS):625
Torque (Nm):850
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,380
Colours:17

Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo
EV Battery Capacity:93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):245-281 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):Up to 25.9
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:155 mph
0-60 mph:3.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):460 kW
Max Power (PS):625
Torque (Nm):850
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,395
Colours:17

Taycan Turbo S
EV Battery Capacity:93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):242-258 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):Up to 25.6
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:162 mph
0-60 mph:2.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):460 kW
Max Power (PS):625
Torque (Nm):1,050
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,370
Colours:17

Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
EV Battery Capacity:93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):241-260 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):Up to 26.4
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:155 mph
0-60 mph:2.7 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):460 kW
Max Power (PS):625
Torque (Nm):1,050
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,395
Colours:17

All-Electric Porsche Taycan
The All-Electric Porsche Taycan (credit:Porsche)

All-Electric Porsche Taycan
The All-Electric Porsche Taycan (credit:Porsche)

All-Electric Porsche Taycan
The All-Electric Porsche Taycan (credit:Porsche)

All-Electric Porsche Taycan
The All-Electric Porsche Taycan (credit:Porsche)

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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