Electric cars are the future, only if they are the present. And Porsche does it right with Taycan, its first fully electric car series. This article analyzes if Porsche Taycan has the “soul of a spirited young horse,” as the name implies.
Porsche Taycan comes in three body types: Taycan, Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, and Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. The lined-up models of Porsche Taycan are variants of these three sporty designs.
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo
Taycan GTS Sport Turismo
|Taycan 4 S
|Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo
|Taycan 4 S Cross Turismo
|Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
|Taycan Turbo S
- 202 to 303 miles range
- 5-80% battery charge in 22.5 minutes
- Performance and Performance Plus Battery
- Charging equipment for different charge points
- Advanced Cockpit
- $82,700 to $187,600
This entry-level EV is available at $82,700. The single motor on the back axle makes it the only rear-wheel-drive among the lot. This Taycan has an estimated driving range of 225 miles. The swift acceleration to 60 mph in 5.1 s makes it one of the fastest electric car choices.
You can find a Performance Battery of 800 volts. This ensures high performance, minimizes charging time, and cuts the cabling’s weight and installation area. The charge ports are in the two front side sections of the body, protected from the weather by electric charge port doors. The vehicle can be charged on both sides using alternating current (in most markets); it can also be charged using direct current on the right-hand side.
This fiery model is the latest addition to the Tycan family, available at $131,400. This model comes with a 93.4 battery pack that can give you an estimated 279 miles of driving range.
The sporty design, varied driving modes, and the quick sprint to 60mph in slightly over three seconds are bound to excite any driving enthusiast. The car also features GTS calibrated performance equipment.
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This sports sedan from Porsche comes with a 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, acceleration at 2.6 seconds arriving at the top speed of 161mph. The price starts at $150,900.
The battery charges in 10.5 hours in 9.6kWh alternating current and 80 percent in 93 minutes under a 50kV direct current outlet.
It comes with a classy interior and ample headspace and legroom. However, it disappoints with minimal cargo space.
Taycan Turbo S
This five-seater sedan is an upgraded version of the Taycan Turbo. It is the most expensive variant costing $185,000.
The range varies between 199 to 227 miles on a single charge. The interior is luxurious with options like four-zone climate control, heated seats, and massaging front seats. Taycan Turbo S comes with a 4-seating arrangement; however, one can add another spot behind the back if required. The stingy cargo space is a letdown.
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo
This is a stylish Cross Turismo offering an average of 215 miles per charge. This EV begins at $93,700. The acceleration to 60 mph occurs at 4.8 seconds.
Though a sporty edition, it doesn’t give a pleasant off-road experience. However, it is an apt choice for a smooth on-road experience. It comes with a refined interior and a 10.5-inch infotainment system.
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Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo comes at a price of $153,500. This electric sports car accelerates to 60mph in 3.3 seconds.
The battery specs and the charging time are similar to the other EV models by Porsche. It comes with generous cargo space and is ideal for touring and off-road experiences.
Taycan 4 S Cross Turismo
Priced at $110,300, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo offers a 215-mile range on a single charge. It hosts a 93.4kWhPerformance Battery Plus.
Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo comes with a stretched body and 10 percent more cargo space than the Cross Turismo variant.
Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
Priced at $187,600, this model offers an estimated 202 miles on a single charge. This four-seater sedan accelerates to 60mph in 2.7seconds.
This car too highlights the off-road design package of the Taycan Cross Turismo models.
Taycan GTS Sport Turismo
Taycan GTS Sport Turismo is a wagon-styled sport Turismo from Taycan. The estimated range from a single charge is 269 to 303 miles. It is the only Sport Turismo model available in the USA.
This all-rounder electric model is priced at $133,300. Sharing the functional design of the Taycan Cross Turismo, it lacks off-road design elements.
The Taycan GTS has a panoramic roof with Sunshine Control as an optional upgrade. The roof may be changed from clear to matt, providing glare protection without darkening the inside. Also, the roof is separated into nine sections which may be swapped independently- a first in the car industry.
Whichever model you choose make sure, your car has adequate auto insurance coverage at reasonable rates.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to charge a Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan can be charged at your home, work, shared parking, also on public networks. Even though a 240V outlet is recommended for fast charging, one can charge at home with the 120V adapter that comes with the Taycan. Porsche has partnered with Electrify America providing access to their charging stations and three years of unlimited 30-minute charging sessions at all Electrify America stations.
Is Porsche Taycan fully electric?
The Porsche Taycan models are all-electric sports cars.
Is Porsche Taycan better than Tesla?
The Porsche Taycan models are in a tough tussle with the Tesla Model S Long-range plus. Taycan does not pose a challenge in terms of specs but it does in the price range.
How much is a Porsche Taycan?
The price of Porsche Taycan models ranges between $82,700 and $187,600. Also, these models are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7500.
Is Porsche Taycan worth it?
Porsche’s Taycan series features eleven all-electric cars. The sturdy design and the related specs make it a worthy deal.
How to pronounce Porsche Taycan?
It is pronounced – Po|sche Tie|can.