LONDON: Porsche has unveiled an upgraded version of its Taycan electric model.
One of the biggest changes to the Taycan is the switch to a larger battery – now 12kWh bigger than before at 105kWh – which unlocks a top range of 680km on rear-drive, single-motor Taycan models equipped with the optional Performance Battery Plus.
It represents a big jump on the 505km that you would’ve got from the equivalent model in the older range of Taycans. Porsche has also managed to increase the charging speed of the new Taycan, too, with it now standing at 320kW, which is 50kW than before.
The tweak makes it the fastest-charging electric vehicle on sale in parts of Europe and means that when plugged into a suitably rapid charger the battery can go from 10 to 80% in less than 18 minutes.
The Taycan line-up kicks off with a single rear-motor version, followed by a trio of twin-motor setups in the 4S, Turbo and Turbo S. As follows usual Porsche convention, the Turbo S is the fastest-accelerating of the lot with a 0-100 km/h time of just over 2 seconds. The standard Taycan still achieves that sprint in over 4 seconds.
As with other Porsche models, the new Taycan – available in standard saloon, Sport Turismo and Cross Turismo layouts – has a subtly changed exterior, with slightly reprofiled headlights up front and a redesigned front bumper. - PA Media