The Porsche Taycan is still some way off reaching the garages of customers but it is promising to be an exciting car loaded with technologies previously unseen on production electric vehicles.
As confirmed in the past, the all-electric Porsche sedan will feature 800-volt charging technology developed in-house. While recently speaking with Germany’s Welt am Sonntag, as reported by Bloomberg, Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume revealed just how rapidly the Taycan will charge with this system.
According to the carmaker, hooking up the Taycan at an 800 volt charger for less than 20 minutes will add approximately 250 miles (400 km) to its range, leaving systems like Tesla’s Superchargers in its wake. Much like modern-day smartphones, owners of the Taycan will be able to juice-up the battery in small bursts to add 100 km (62 miles) of range in a mere four-minutes. This could prove perfect for those that only need a small top-up to reach their destination.
Porsche doesn’t intend on resting on its laurels with the Taycan, however. According to Blume, the next-generation of battery technology being investigated by Porsche will further cut charging times and boost the range of the marque’s EVs to roughly 1000 km (620 miles).
Charging at breakneck speeds won’t be the only thing the Taycan is good for. According to Porsche, the Magneti Marelli-sourced electric motors of the Taycan will produce a touch over 600 hp and allow the sedan to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds. While that’s not as quick as range-topping Tesla models, the Porsche Taycan will be able to perform numerous flat-out runs thanks to its synchronous electric motors.
When the Porsche Taycan hits the market, it is tipped to be priced between the Cayenne and Panamera.