Not all new EVs arriving in 2019 will be thrift-oriented Korean models. We’re also eagerly awaiting a set of luxury, performance electric vehicles – all too often mislabeled as Tesla Fighters. The most exciting of this new wave is the Porsche Taycan (pronounced tie-khan), which was introduced two years ago as the Mission E concept.
Two motors produce more than 600 horsepower to provide acceleration to 60 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds. Top speed is 155 miles per hour with a driving range expected at around 300 miles. Expect a starting price of about $75,000. The Taycan’s biggest contribution to the EV movement will be its 800-volt quick-charging system, a first for the industry. With 800-volt capability and the right type of highway quick-charger, Taycan drivers could add about 250 miles of range in 15 minutes.
BATTERY: Multiple TBD (Approx. 80 kWh and 95 kWh)
RANGE: 239 Miles
BASE PRICE: TBD (Approx. $75,000)