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Porsche 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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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

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 September 1

Electric vehicles are booming. Shortened supply chains, making parts in-house, and advanced battery technologies have significantly helped manufacturers lower the costs of their electric vehicles. Consumers may soon see multiple EVs for sale under $30,000, which is exciting. But let’s forget about all of that promise right now, and visit the other end of the spectrum. What are some of the most expensive electric vehicles you can buy? Below is a list of what’s currently out there, and what EVs will soon be available for big bucks.

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Porsche 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 Stories August 12

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Porsche 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 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 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 Stories April 7, 2020

Fears about the end of internal-combustion vehicles are a real thing for some automakers. In the past week or two, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Mazda all championed the long-term future of internal-combustion vehicles by pointing to the potential of synthetic and biofuels, such as ethanol and microalgae.

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Porsche Stories March 5, 2020

We have been saying for a while that when it comes to charging infrastructure, automakers should just copy Tesla’s model. Porsche smartly did with its new Tesla’s “Porsche Destination Charging,” which appears to be inspired by Tesla’s charging network of the same name. expand full story

Porsche Stories March 2, 2020

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says that 911 will never be electric, but he also admits that they “can’t stop” the electric revolution. How much you want to bet that they are going to change their mind on the 911? expand full story

Porsche 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 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 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 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 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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