New 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo Introduce


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New 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo Introduce

We’ve been saying for some time that the electric vehicle segment would really take off when mainstream manufacturers started entering the space, and the 2020 Porsche Taycan is the start of the high-end avalanche we’ve all been waiting for.

It’s been a while coming, too. We first saw the Mission E concept all the way back in 2015. Yes, Nissan has the Leaf, BMW has the i3, Hyundai is in the market now, and Tesla is, obviously, well, Tesla.

The thing is, Porsche brings its own badge cachet to the electric vehicle segment – and in a big way, too. A Porsche has always been a status vehicle, desirable to young and old alike, and now you can buy one that happens to be electric.

Tesla had first crack at the performance segment, and in many ways Tesla redefined what we thought was capable and what we’ve come to expect from an electric vehicle.

However, Porsche has quietly – and with gargantuan engineering input – gone about electric vehicle development with the expectation being that it would rewrite the rechargeable rulebook.

You can read all the in-depth tech details by clicking on the links at the bottom of this review, to Paul Maric’s excellent and extensive investigations from the launch event.

Now, though, we get to drive it. And drive it we will, on the open road, on the highway, through towns, in traffic, and as close to reality as we possibly can. That’s the way we’d approach the international launch first drive of any conventional car, after all.
What I will state here is that despite the gargantuan engineering effort, the Taycan is still an electric vehicle. Therefore, it is still a victim to some of the issues you face with any electric vehicle.

Its range is limited, with 450km the best-case scenario on the Turbo, charging time, especially here in Australia where an extensive network of 270kW-capable chargers is some time away, and it’s heavy. It tips the scales at 2300kg, so it’s no lightweight.
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