Porsche Taycan is an electric car manufactured by Porsche that was first shown as a concept named Mission E at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015.

Porsche Taycan initial reaction

In 2019, the Taycan went up for pre-order, and 20,000 people placed an order without even knowing the final price. The high demand led Porsche to increase production for the Taycan.

Porsche announced that it is increasing the production capacity of the Taycan, its first all-electric car, after seeing high demand for the electric sports car.

“Taycan’s original production capacity was 20,000 units. This continues to be the requirement for the first year of production. By increasing its workforce by the end of the second quarter of 2020, Porsche is providing itself with the necessary flexibility to be able to produce more units if necessary.”

Porsche Taycan Review

In January, Electrek got to take the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S out for a test drive. Publisher Seth Weintraub visited the showroom in Atlanta. He called it the best Porsche ever.

So the Taycan, in all of its trims, is the kind of car that when you stop, people walk up to the car and swooooon. Some fans even follow you to take pictures while you are driving down the freeway. I imagine that as Porsche delivers more of these beauties, the excitement will be tempered somewhat. There are currently only around 200 delivered in the US out of a sold-out 30,000 expected worldwide over the next year or so. The Taycan is a sight to behold.

As I mentioned, my car was a bit of a Frankenstein, and the Turbo S car I had hoped to drive was riding on some tires slightly damaged during testing at the motor speedway. But the Turbo sans S was still more than enough car for me, and I got to see what it was like driving with 192-mile-range wheels.

Porsche Taycan price

The Porsche Taycan starts at $103,800 for the 4S model. The Turbo model starts at $150,900. The Turbo S model starts at $185,000.
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Porsche Taycan Stories October 15

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The Porsche Taycan has been selling incredibly well after great reviews and a popular Cross Turismo variant launched to great fanfare. But in just its second year, it is already besting the iconic 911?

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Porsche Taycan Stories September 15

As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles.

Whether you qualify is not a simple yes or no question… well, actually it sort of is, but the amount you may qualify for varies by household due to a number of different factors. Furthermore, there are other potential savings available to you that you might not even know about yet.

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Porsche Taycan Stories September 9

Imagine for a second you’re in the market for a fast, luxury, four-seater electric car and money isn’t really an issue. Perhaps you don’t even have to imagine because that is in fact your reality – in which case, congratulations, and I slightly hate you.

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Porsche Taycan Stories August 25

Porsche is launching the new 2022 Taycan electric car, and it includes several improvements, including faster charging, Android Auto, and most importantly – a new pretty pink paint color.

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Porsche Taycan Stories July 16

Porsche is on pace to double Taycan sales to 40,000 units this year as the electric car is becoming an important part of the premium automaker’s lineup.

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Porsche Taycan Stories July 5

Porsche looks to advance its efforts against CO2 emissions by calling upon its nearly 1,300 suppliers to only use renewable energy in manufacturing components for its vehicles. Currently, the sports car manufacturer’s supply chain contributes about 20% of its total greenhouse gas emissions.

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Porsche Taycan Stories July 2

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Porsche today issued a physical recall of its Taycan fleet over the loss of power issue. The question is, why not do this kind of update over OTA?

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Porsche Taycan Stories June 11

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Probably the biggest concern with Porsche’s Taycan is the car’s seemingly low EPA range, especially compared to other EVs in its class. We had a chance to review the bigger, off-road Cross Turismo variant last month and came away thinking that Porsche would be less conservative with its EPA range estimates this time around. We were right but only slightly…

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Porsche Taycan Stories April 21

The Taycan, Porsche’s first all-electric car, is quickly becoming one of the brand’s most important vehicles as sales could now reach the previously predicted 40,000-unit mark this year.

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Porsche Taycan Stories March 23

Porsche announced today that it is updating the software of its 2020 Taycan electric cars to add features that were introduced in the 2021 Taycan.

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Porsche Taycan Stories February 10

Porsche has achieved a new Guinness World Records title by driving its Taycan electric car at over 100 mph inside a building.

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Porsche Taycan Stories January 21

The EPA has the updated range estimates for the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S, its midrange model now that the standard model Taycan has been announced. Surprisingly, the range jumped from 203 miles in 2020 to 227 miles of range this year, a gain of over 10%. What exactly happened?

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Porsche Taycan Stories January 19

Before today, buying a Porsche Taycan in the US was a six-figure layout. The first full battery electric vehicle from Porsche was only offered in packages starting from $103K for the Taycan 4S to $185K for the Turbo S (reviewed here).

Today, Porsche is now opening the floodgates to Taycan ownership with a base model offering starting at $79,900. With federal and state EV incentives, the price could drop below $70K. But what did Porsche cut to get the price there?

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Porsche Taycan Stories January 12

Porsche announced that it sold more than 20,000 Taycan electric cars in its first full-year of production.

The electric car is becoming one of the brand’s best-selling models.

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Porsche Taycan Stories November 24, 2020

Porsche announced that it is on track to make and deliver over 20,000 Taycan electric cars in 2020.

This is a good start for the electric car that had some challenges.

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Porsche Taycan Stories November 23, 2020

Porsche added its name to the Guinness World Records book by drifting a Taycan electric car for 42 km straight (26 miles).

No. That’s not a typo.

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Porsche Taycan Stories November 13, 2020

What happens when you race four wheels against two in an electric vehicle drag race, pitting American muscle against European engineering?

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Porsche Taycan Stories September 22, 2020

The Taycan electric car has already become Porsche’s best-selling car in Europe, destroying the sales of the Panamera, its closest gas-powered competitor.

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Porsche Taycan Stories August 19, 2020

Porsche has officially announced the 2021 version of the Taycan electric electric vehicle with some nice features that will be welcome by many prospective buyers. Is it a complete overhaul?

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Porsche Taycan Stories July 17, 2020

Porsche is having a slow start with its first electric car — the Taycan — with 4,480 deliveries during the first half of 2020. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories June 29, 2020

Porsche today in China announced the Taycan RWD base model and was surprisingly tight-lipped about whether the car would ever make it to the US or even Europe. The car is Porsche’s longest-range electric vehicle with 489 km of NEDC range, which is equivalent to just over 303 miles, but NEDC is notoriously lenient on miles compared to EPA, so we’d expect closer to 250 miles here… if it actually comes to the US market(!!)

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Porsche Taycan Stories June 4, 2020

The 2021 version of the Porsche Taycan electric car has leaked in the configurator in some markets, revealing that it will feature several beautiful new color options. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories May 29, 2020

A Porsche Taycan Turbo electric car is being offered in a sweepstakes for a fund benefiting cancer patients and survivors. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories May 26, 2020

Porsche reported about 350 Taycan sales in the US from December through March. Demand remains strong, but the six-week closure of Porsche’s Zuffenhausen assembly plant in Stuttgart, where the Taycan is made, will prevent some interested American car buyers from making a purchase this year.

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Porsche Taycan Stories May 13, 2020

Kia’s first dedicated EV model, to be launched in 2021, will be a high-riding, crossover-like sedan. That’s old news from January. But now there are reports that it will use an ultra-fast 800-volt battery system that could bring 15-minute EV pit stops to the masses.

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Porsche Taycan Stories May 5, 2020

Tesla Model S Performance, the latest version with the higher power output, went against the Porsche Taycan Turbo S in a series of drag races with unbelievably close results. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories April 24, 2020

The release of the Porsche Taycan’s range numbers in January landed with a thud. It was taken as a sign of inferiority that Porsche’s 93.4kWh battery yielded only 201 and 192 miles for the Turbo and Turbo S version, respectively. But EPA data now reveals that the company voluntarily lowered the range numbers.

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Porsche Taycan Stories April 17, 2020

By now, you probably know about the extraordinary capabilities of the Porsche Taycan electric car. Today, it becomes available at a price of about $50,000 below the previously available versions  — as the Taycan 4S officially arrives at US dealerships.

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Porsche Taycan Stories April 15, 2020

Michael Steiner, research chief for Porsche, doesn’t like to compare the Taycan with Tesla models. For Steiner, Tesla is going after volume segments, which means that it’s not a direct competitor to Porsche. The R&D chief spoke with Automotive News about Tesla’s battery design, why Porsche needs to keep improving its combustion engines, and the brand’s anti-hydrogen stance.

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Porsche Taycan Stories February 22, 2020

Porsche this week opened a showcase of the EV-charging future at its plant in Leipzig, Germany. The facility has 12 350kW DC fast-chargers and 4 22kW AC chargers. The total capacity is 7 megawatts, making it Europe’s most powerful rapid-charge park, according to Porsche. EV drivers, regardless of vehicle brand, can use the facility free of charge through March, before a standard charging plan takes effect.

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Porsche Taycan Stories February 17, 2020

A Porsche Taycan electric car caught on fire at a residence in Florida yesterday, leading to significant damage to the house and a complete loss of the car. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories February 14, 2020

Porsche has started deliveries of the Taycan 4S, the less expensive version starting at $104,000, of its new premium electric car. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories February 10, 2020

We got to spend 400 miles’ worth of Interstate time in the Porsche Taycan a few weeks ago. But as more people are getting their hands on the Taycan (find local dealer test drive), we’re starting to see some new scenarios developing, and comparisons are obviously being made to Tesla’s current flagship vehicle, the Model S P100D.

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Porsche Taycan Stories February 6, 2020

The Porsche Taycan is out and we’ve already declared it the best Porsche ever, but questions still remain about the Taycan’s low efficiency and how that affects its charging rate.  Early owners and reviews have found that the Taycan is more efficient than ratings suggest, so how does that affect its actual charge rate?

Nextmove, a German YouTube channel, put the car to the test against the most efficient EV, the Tesla Model 3, to see which one would win: Tesla’s lower peak kW rate and higher efficiency, or Taycan’s higher rate and lower efficiency.

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Porsche Taycan Stories January 29, 2020

Porsche (finally!) invited us out on a drive of their flagship EV, the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S this week (find local dealer test drive). The ride was from the Daytona motor speedway to the Porsche Experience Center in South Atlanta, a distance of 450 or so Interstate miles. The car I was driving was still a pre-production model destined to be sent back to Germany and scrapped (the horror!). Almost all of the hardware was final version however and the model I was driving was a Taycan Turbo with Turbo S wheels. Let’s take a closer look at this bad boy…

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Porsche Taycan Stories January 14, 2020

The EPA rating for the new Porsche Taycan Turbo S has been posted to fueleconomy.gov, and the results aren’t all that pretty. The Taycan is rated at just 68 MPGe with 192 miles of range, despite the car’s large 93 kWh battery.

While not a big drop from the Taycan Turbo, the Taycan Turbo S and its higher power delivery resulted in 1 less MPGe, and 9 miles less range than the Turbo’s 69 MPGe and 201 miles.

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Porsche Taycan Stories December 26, 2019

The Porsche Taycan has just hit the roads in the US, and Porsche Club of America had a chance to do a video walkaround of Porsche’s new electric sports car.  The video features Vu Nguyen, Executive Director of the Porsche Club of America interviewing Lukas Kraemer, Porsche’s Complete Vehicle Manager for Taycan.

The video covers a lot of topics and has some interesting insights and specs about the car, which we’ll get to point by point.

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Porsche Taycan Stories December 21, 2019

Porsche has started deliveries of the Taycan in the US, just in time for Christmas. And the first US Taycan owner has given his first “drive report,” and it’s pretty much all positive.

Of particular note, he states that the car’s 201-mile estimated EPA range, and commensurate low efficiency, is “conservative.”

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Porsche Taycan Stories December 14, 2019

One of the standout features of the Porsche Taycan is its incredible promised 350kW charge rate.  Tesla has updated its Model 3 to have a 250kW charge rate, which is available on Tesla’s V3 superchargers.

At first glance, this looks like a loss for Tesla.  But it’s not.  Because of Porsche’s low efficiency, it turns out that almost every Tesla adds more range per minute at peak charge rate than the Taycan does – and some by a significant margin.

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Porsche Taycan Stories December 11, 2019

The EPA released the official range of the Porsche Taycan Turbo and it only gets 201 miles of EPA-rated range – a lot less than the 280 miles of range originally announced. expand full story

Porsche had been accumulating a lot of pre-orders for the Taycan even before the unveiling with the specs and pricing announcement, but now the automaker confirms that it has already turned 10,000 Taycan reservations into orders. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories December 4, 2019

Euro NCAP announced today that the Porsche Taycan, the German automaker’s first all-electric car, has achieved a 5-star safety rating in their crash tests. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories November 21, 2019

In conversations with Audi and Porsche at the LA Auto Show, a trend emerged: both companies seem quite pleased that so many of their EV sales interest is coming from their own existing, internal combustion customers.

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Porsche Taycan Stories November 20, 2019

Porsche is finding out that it is quite difficult to produce an all-electric vehicle. The German automaker announced that the Taycan, its first all-electric car, is facing some production delays. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories October 30, 2019

We previously reported on a direct comparison between the Tesla Model S and the new Porsche Taycan, but the review had its issues.

Now a Tesla Model S ‘Raven’ vs Porsche Taycan Turbo S gives a fairer look at the two top-of-the-line electric sedans and it concludes both are great cars. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories October 28, 2019

Porsche just launched the Taycan, its first all-electric car, but it’s also about to follow it up with a “Cross Turismo” wagon version of the car, and a prototype was recently spotted on the racetrack. expand full story

Porsche Taycan Stories October 16, 2019

A German TV show managed to get their hands on both a Porsche Taycan Turbo S and a Tesla Model S P100D at the same time and they did some comparison tests.

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Porsche Taycan Stories October 14, 2019

Porsche has unveiled a new entry-level version of the Taycan, the Taycan 4S, with a new smaller battery pack option and less power. expand full story

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