Following the introduction of the Porsche Taycan, the German car brand said it can now introduce market-specific versions of electric cars ranging from entry-level models to bespoke, high-end variants, Autocar reports.
Company CEO Oliver Blume said battery flexibility and combinations allow the firm to cater to the needs of various markets over the world. “In future, you will recognise Porsche all over the world – the same design, the same engineering and quality. But we will do special models for certain countries depending on legislation, or on the software side, we will create special solutions for the different needs of customers.”
Blume said the EV market is moving much faster in China than other regions of the world. “The customers are used to different software devices or applications, and so we work together with partners in this region. For example, we founded a Porsche Digital company in China in order to build this corporation with partners.”
“We are able to build an entry-level car for China, for example. But [bespoke high-end] models are also possible. It depends on the market. [The US and China are two markets] where there will be a demand for more expensive or more powerful cars.”
“When you look at our 911 model range, you can imagine what we are able to do with electromobility – very sporty versions and entry-level models as well. It’s important that every customer feels like they’re in a Porsche, because every product is the same all over the world but, at the same time, the applications are customer-sized for specific markets.”
To recap, the Taycan is Porsche’s first ever electric vehicle with two variants on offer, those being the Turbo and Turbo S. The latter delivers 625 PS or 761 PS in overboost mode when Launch Control is summoned, and 1,050 Nm of torque. The 0-100 km/h is done in 2.8 seconds, 0-160 km/h in 6.3 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 9.8 seconds, with a top speed of 260 km/h. Rated range for the Turbo S on the WLTP test cycle is from 388 km to 412 km.
The Taycan Turbo also generates 625 PS (680 PS on overboost), but torque is lower at 850 Nm. That’s good enough for a century sprint time of 3.2 seconds, 0-160 km/h in 6.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 10.6 seconds, with top speed an identical 260 km/h. The rated driving range is from 381 km to 450 km.
Both the Turbo and Turbo S models feature a 93.4 kWh battery, with a maximum charging capacity of 270 kW. At this capacity, it takes just 5.5 minutes to get 100 km of driving range, and a 5%-80% charge at the same capacity takes 22.5 minutes.
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