Porsche Electric Cars: The Complete Guide

All-Electric Porsche Taycan

Overview


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 Porsche Taycan, is the first all-electric car from the famed German luxury sports car manufacturer. Porsche 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

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

The Porsche Cayenne E Plug-In Hybrid


The Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV has been available since 2002. It is the first Porsche vehicle with four doors. It is also Porsche’s first off-road since the tractors of the 1950’s. The Porsche Cayenne uses the same platform as the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7. The plug-in E-hybrid variant was introduced in 2014 at the Paris Motor Show.

As one can expect, a Porsche never disappoints when it comes to quality and performance. The Cayenne PHEV is no different. Given the instant torque from an electric engine, the plug-in electric vehicle achieves 0-62 mph in 5.0 seconds for the entry level variant. The top level variant, the Turbo S E Hybrid Coupe, achieves 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 183 mph. But of course, luxury and performance from this famed marquee does not come cheap. Prices start from £71,040 for the E Hybrid variant and increase up to £131,490 for the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe.

The electric vehicle (EV) is without an iota of doubt, stunning in design, style, quality and performance. The plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) is perfect for those drivers that want the performance and quality of a Porsche, but with better environmental credentials (tailpipe emissions: up to 92g/km). Though the PHEV has a zero-emission electric range up to 27 miles, based on driving style and driving conditions, the real world range could be closer to 22 miles.

Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid PHEV
The Porsche Cayenne PHEV (credit:Porsche)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Petrol/ Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (4 Options)
E-Hybrid (from £71,040)
E-Hybrid Coupe (from £73,800)
Turbo S E-Hybrid (from £129,210)
Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe (from £131,490)

PROSCONS
Fantastic looking & stylishExpensive. Cheaper PHEV SUV alternatives available
Powerful and fast performanceLimited electric range
Luxurious, comfortable & fun to drive7.2 kW on board charger not standard on all models

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 17.9 kWh
Charging:On-board charger 3.6 kW AC/ 7.2 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:92-71g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1696
Width (mm):1983
Length (mm):4918
Wheelbase (mm):2895

Cayenne E-Hybrid
EV Battery Capacity:17.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):25-27 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):26.5-25.1
Fuel Consumption (mpg):76.3-91.1
Charging:On-board charger: 3.6 kW AC
Top Speed:157 mph
0-62 mph:5.0 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):100 KW (electric)
Max Power (PS):462 (combined)
Torque (Nm):700 (combined)
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,370
Colours:11

The Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid


The Porsche Panamera luxury hatchback was unveiled in 2009 at the Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show. Production began the same year in Germany and the Panamera continues to be manufactured in the country. The hybrid variant was launched in 2011 and the plug-in hybrid variant released in 2013. The PHEV was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

As one can expect, a Porsche never disappoints when it comes to quality and performance. The Panamera PHEV is no different. Given the instant torque from an electric engine, the plug-in electric car achieves 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds for the entry level variant. The top level variant, the Turbo S E Hybrid Sport Turismo, achieves 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 196 mph. But of course, luxury and performance from this famed marquee does not come cheap. Prices start from £84,610 for the 4 E Hybrid variant and increase up to £144,930 for the Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.

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. The plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) is perfect for those drivers that want the performance and quality of a Porsche, but with better environmental credentials (tailpipe emissions: up to 57g/km). Though the PHEV has a zero-emission electric range up to 35 miles, based on driving style and driving conditions, the real world range could be closer to 25 miles.

Porsche Panamera E Hybrid PHEV
The Porsche Panamera PHEV (credit:Porsche)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Petrol/ Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (6 Options)
4 E-Hybrid (from £84,610)
4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (from £86,760)
4S E-Hybrid (from £102,390)
4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (from £104,900)
Turbo S E-Hybrid (from £141,710)
Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (from £144,930)

PROSCONS
Fantastic looking & stylishExpensive. Cheaper PHEV alternatives available
Powerful and fast performanceLimited electric range
Luxurious, comfortable & fun to driveLimited space in the rear

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 17.9 kWh
Charging:On-board charger 7.2 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:45g-57g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1423
Width (mm):1937
Length (mm):5049
Wheelbase (mm):2950

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
EV Battery Capacity:17.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):30-35 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):24.4-22.6
Fuel Consumption (mpg):113.0-141.2
Charging:On-board charger: 7.2 kW AC
Top Speed:174 mph
0-60 mph:4.2 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):100 KW (electric)
Max Power (PS):462 (combined)
Torque (Nm):700 (combined)
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:5
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,285
Colours:17

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Author

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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