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Porsche Stories June 29

In 2022, electric vehicle sales continue to boom. Nearly all legacy automakers have set end dates for manufacturing new combustion vehicles and have begun introducing all-electric options into their fleets more and more. This year alone, the world will see over twenty new electric vehicle models ranging from most expensive, to rather affordable. Below is a list of which EVs are or will soon be available, and how expensive they are.

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Porsche Stories June 9

German automotive manufacturer Porsche isn’t sitting in the slow lane when it comes to expanding the company’s reach in the electric bike market. Porsche’s latest power move in the two-wheeled EV industry just saw it buy up Fazua, an innovative electric bicycle drive manufacturer.

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Porsche Stories May 4

Group14 Technologies, a manufacturer of silicon-carbon tech for lithium-silicon batteries, announced it has raised $400 million in a Series C funding round led by Porsche AG. Group14’s technology can help deliver better-performing cells compared to traditional lithium-ion batteries and will use the funds to begin building a second manufacturing facility on US soil to expedite tech to Porsche.

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Porsche Stories April 8

Porsche AG is testing the possibilities of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in its EVs, but taking it a step further. Rather than just deliver EVs like the Taycan that can supply energy back to the grid rather than just pull from it, Porsche has run a V2G pilot program that utilizes “swarms” of EVs whose high-voltage batteries are pooled to help keep the local electrical grid stabilized.

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Porsche Stories March 28

After sharing long-term electrification goals during a recent financial report, new details of future Porsche EVs have emerged including plans for an electric 911. What might be even more mouth-watering (if true) is that the German automaker has been working with Quantumscape to integrate solid-state batteries into future Porsche EVs like the electric 911.

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Porsche Stories March 18

Porsche has updated its electrification goal today with the release of its financial results. The German automaker now sets a goal for 80% of sales to be all-electric by 2030.

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Porsche Stories February 13

Porsche isn’t playing around when it comes to electric bikes. Not only has the German automaker already launched its own line of electric bicycles, but now we’re getting word that Porsche has bought up yet another company in the e-bike industry.

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Porsche Stories January 18

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has selected the all-electric Porsche Taycan as its official Safety Car for season 8. The new SC is set to make its formal debut at the opening round of the Formula E season later this month in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

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Porsche Stories January 5

Porsche just released its 2021 sales figures, and you’d never know there was any kind of supply problems from looking at them. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) had its best year ever in 2021, up 22 percent from the pandemic-stained 2020 and 14 percent above the record set in 2019.

Even bigger news? It was Porsche’s electrified lineup that led the charge in 2021.

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Porsche Stories November 30, 2021

For Electrek‘s first drive of the Grand Turismo Sport (GTS), Porsche brought us out to Willow Springs race track in the high desert, northeast of Los Angeles. The cars it gave us were stock models with nothing you can’t option at a Porsche dealer. Our basic instructions were to try and follow the professional drivers ahead of us and listen for instructions— and that was pretty much it.

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Porsche Stories November 19, 2021

Porsche is diving even deeper into the electric bicycle market with its announcement today that the company acquired a majority stake in Greyp Bikes.

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Porsche Stories November 17, 2021

As expected, Porsche is adding new GTS versions of the Taycan electric sedan and Cross Turismo to offer a longer range alternative to the Turbo versions.

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Porsche Stories October 15, 2021

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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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As electric vehicles look to gain an even larger portion of the automobile market in 2021, consumers will look at a number of factors as they choose to go electric. One major specification on any EV data sheet is the estimated range i.e. the amount of miles your new vehicle can travel on a single charge. Naturally, you’re going to want the most battery for your buck. Below is a list of the current EV options for 2021 sorted by longest range.

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Porsche Stories September 7, 2021

After teasing its debut at IAA Mobility Munich, Porsche has unveiled its Mission R concept, a study of an all-electric racing GT representing what the future of motorsports could look like. While Mission R remains a concept vehicle, Porsche said it is packed with hints at a future production model to be built with racing in mind.

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Porsche Stories August 25, 2021

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 Stories August 12, 2021

I have a hunch that if you were to ask 100 random petrolheads which ICE car would be the most sacrilegious to convert to electric, there would be one overwhelmingly popular answer. A few would perhaps select some naturally aspirated Lambo or Ferrari, but the rest, without hesitation, would surely name the Porsche 911.

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Porsche Stories July 16, 2021

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 Stories July 5, 2021

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 Stories July 2, 2021

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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 Stories June 21, 2021

Porsche is getting into battery cells for the first time as it invests in Customcells and creates a new company, Cellforce, with the battery cell manufacturer.

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Porsche Stories June 11, 2021

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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 Stories May 26, 2021

Porsche hooked us up with a gorgeous blue Taycan Cross Turismo ‘Turbo’ for the better part of 24 hours last week so we could get a feel of the lust-worthy variant of the popular Taycan EV. For a short time, I was the envy of the suburbs…

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Porsche Stories May 10, 2021

Porsche unveiled today camouflaged all-electric Macan prototypes hitting public roads for testing for the first time.

However, the German automaker also announced that the new all-electric version will come with a new generation of the Macan with an internal combustion engine.

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Porsche Stories April 21, 2021

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 Stories March 25, 2021

Porsche is currently finalizing plans for its next-generation 718 Cayman and Boxster, but the automaker admits to being undecided about whether or not to make the small sports car battery electric.

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Porsche Stories March 23, 2021

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 Stories March 16, 2021

In a move similar to Tesla’s Supercharger network, Porsche announced that it will build its own proprietary charging network for its customers.

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Porsche Stories March 8, 2021

Porsche announced that it made another investment in Rimac, a Croatia-based electric hypercar maker, and it now increases its stake in the company to almost 25%.

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Porsche Stories March 4, 2021

Porsche’s just-announced Taycan Cross Turismo isn’t the company’s only electric vehicle grabbing headlines this morning. The automaker has also just launched two new full-suspension electric bicycles designed for both the streets and the trails.

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Porsche is officially unveiling the Taycan Cross Turismo: a $90,000 more-practical version of the performance electric car it is based on.

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Porsche Stories February 23, 2021

Porsche is giving us a glimpse into the test program of the Taycan Cross Turismo, a wagon version of the electric sports sedan.

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Porsche Stories February 10, 2021

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 Stories February 2, 2021

In December, Porsche announced that it had been 3D printing prototype housings for electric drives that were stronger, lighter, and much quicker to manufacture. The engine-gearbox units produced using this method were even able to pass all of the company’s quality and stress tests without issue.

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Porsche Stories January 21, 2021

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 Stories January 19, 2021

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 Stories January 12, 2021

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 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 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 Stories November 12, 2020

Porsche has unveiled a series of concept vehicles that it killed over the years, including a new electric van concept.

Dope or nope?

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Porsche 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 Stories September 16, 2020

Porsche unveiled a mobile charging solution consisting of a 2.1 MWh Megapack-like battery system in a trailer that can charge 10 electric cars at once.

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Porsche Stories August 27, 2020

Porsche was supposed to deliver the Cross Turismo wagon version of the Taycan electric car later this year. However, it is now confirmed that the project has been delayed until next year.

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Porsche 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 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 Stories July 6, 2020

Porsche announced that it has reached a new production milestone of its new electric Macan at its Leipzig, Germany, factory. expand full story

Porsche 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 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

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