All Porsche models have something in common: They have a soul. A certain feeling you get as a driver as soon as you get behind the wheel. The Porsche Taycan has arrived at Pfaff Porsche. And although the vehicle's heart is powered by a different force – electricity – the soul, once again, is the same.
Puristic, expressive, timeless. Three attributes that describe every Porsche – and especially this one, which takes our DNA into a new automotive era.
It’s a sports car. There’s no doubt about that. But it’s not the sports car you might expect. Its powertrain is completely new, but, like that of every Porsche, is based on technology tested in motorsports. Two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs), similar to those in the 919 Hybrid that won Le Mans, propel the car and recover energy when braking. One of them powers the rear axle, the other the front axle. The PSMs are the turbos among electric motors. They convert electrical energy into propulsion very efficiently and smoothly, and build up relatively little heat in the process. This means that they cool down quickly. Whether a Porsche has a combustion engine or a purely electric powertrain, it needs to be able to perform on a race track.
Porsche is breaking new ground with the Porsche Taycan by doubling the standard charging voltage to 800. This results in shorter charging times as well as less weight, because power can be transmitted by thinner copper wires. The size of the lithium-ion battery enables the car to drive more than 500 kilometers on a single charge. It needs only 15 minutes to recharge for another 400 kilometers of range. Just enough time for a coffee break.
Our charging concept starts with the vehicle: the Performance Battery Plus with the latest lithium-ion technology is based on 800-volt architecture and, therefore, on a similar system to our endurance race car, the 919 Hybrid. Higher voltage means not only perceptibly more power and less weight, thanks to reduced cable size, but above all shorter charging times.
In terms of charging time and range, the Taycan also demonstrates what makes a genuine Porsche. Because we believe that a sports car should be ready to set off at all times, we do our utmost to facilitate simple charging that is integrated into everyday life.
Notable highlights about the exterior design of the Taycan are:
Part of the fender slides open to reveal the charging port.