The German company Porsche has a big challenge it’s looking forward to this year: the introduction of the Porsche Taycan. Previously known as the Porsche E, this is Porsche’s first EV, and it’s gearing up to take on Tesla.
It’s a fully built EV, from the ground up, not adapted from existing models.
Even more, the platform that Porsche built to accommodate the massive battery will be used for future EV models.
Available with either 80 kWh (kilowatt hours) or 95 kWh, it features a special cooling system and 800-volt chargers that allows it to charge for 250 miles of range in just 30 minutes.
By comparison, the Tesla Model S uses 480-volt chargers to only offer 170 miles of range for the same duration of charging.
In terms of speed, the Porsche Taycan will be available in three models, of 402 hp, 536 hp and 670 hp, which will enable it to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. There, the Tesla Model S most expensive model takes the lead, with 762 hp and 2.3 seconds for 0 to 60 mph.
In terms of pricing, Porsche seems to really want to take some spotlight away from Tesla’s range that starts from $75,000 and goes up to $122,000. The Porsche Taycan entry model will be $90,000 and the most customized version will cost you $130,000.
Now let’s see which one manages to make a beeline to EV drivers’ hearts.