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Porsche puts sub-$100K Taycan EV model in its lineup

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The Porsche Taycan has a range of 431 km (268 mi) with its standard battery, or 484 km (301 mi) with an upgrade
The Porsche Taycan has a range of 431 km (268 mi) with its standard battery, or 484 km (301 mi) with an upgrade
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80 percent of the Porsche Taycan's battery can be charged in less than half an hour
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80 percent of the Porsche Taycan's battery can be charged in less than half an hour
The traditional trunk of the Porsche Taycan is augmented by a front trunk ("frunk") for more storage
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The traditional trunk of the Porsche Taycan is augmented by a front trunk ("frunk") for more storage
The new entry-level Porsche Taycan is available leather-free or with varied upholstery and options such as the passenger's infotainment screen
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The new entry-level Porsche Taycan is available leather-free or with varied upholstery and options such as the passenger's infotainment screen
Eight-way adjustable front seating is standard in the new entry-level Porsche Taycan
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Eight-way adjustable front seating is standard in the new entry-level Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan's drag coefficient is a mere 0.22
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The Porsche Taycan's drag coefficient is a mere 0.22
The Porsche Taycan has a range of 431 km (268 mi) with its standard battery, or 484 km (301 mi) with an upgrade
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The Porsche Taycan has a range of 431 km (268 mi) with its standard battery, or 484 km (301 mi) with an upgrade
This new entry-level Porsche Taycan has a 79.2-kWh battery as standard and an option for a 93.4-kWh upgrade battery
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This new entry-level Porsche Taycan has a 79.2-kWh battery as standard and an option for a 93.4-kWh upgrade battery
The new entry-level Porsche Taycan joins the Taycan 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S in the Taycan family
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The new entry-level Porsche Taycan joins the Taycan 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S in the Taycan family
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Potential buyers for the Porsche Taycan electric sports car may have balked at its US$103,800 starting price, but need no longer worry. The automaker has introduced a new Taycan entry-level model priced just below $80,000, to appease those with tighter wallets.

The new Taycan model is an all-electric sports saloon like its brethren, but is priced lower than the Taycan 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S models. It has two battery options, starting with a 300-kW (408-PS) Performance Battery and a 350-kW (476-PS) Performance Battery Plus option. Listed numbers are outputs in "overboost mode," a temporary high-speed output for the car. Nominal power is 240 kW and 280 kW (326 and 380 PS), respectively.

The base model Taycan comes with the Plug and Charge function built into the other Taycan models, allowing for plugging in and immediate charging and payment without need for cards or an app at many charging locations. The car itself establishes an encrypted communications channel with the charging station and fulfills the payment requirements without further driver intervention. Other standard features include partial leather, eight-way adjustable front seating, a 10.9-inch infotainment display, and two luggage compartments.

The new entry-level Porsche Taycan is available leather-free or with varied upholstery and options such as the passenger's infotainment screen
The new entry-level Porsche Taycan is available leather-free or with varied upholstery and options such as the passenger's infotainment screen

The car comes with a 79.2-kWh battery as standard, and an option for a 93.4-kWh upgrade battery. The gross capacity of these batteries allows for 431 or 484 km (268 or 301 mi) of range per charge. Both batteries can charge from five to 80 percent in about 23 minutes at a DC fast charger – drivers can add another 100 km (62 mi) of range in just five more minutes.

The batteries in the Taycan run to a permanently-excited synchronous motor on the rear axle, making the car rear-wheel drive. An inverter, also mounted on the rear axle, operates at up to 600 amps. A two-speed transmission aids the motors’ thrust to the wheels. Energy consumption is further improved with the Taycan’s drag coefficient of just 0.22 and braking recuperation of up to 256 kW.

The new Porsche Taycan base model is available now globally.

Source: Porsche

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WB
ha looks like they finally woke up.. no one is buying the taycans when you can get a tesla S for half the price, double the range, more safety, more autopilot and a lot more of everything else... what we are seeing here ladies and gentlemen is the decline of German auto manufacturing - now they have to sell on price, since they can't sell on reputation or performance anymore... this will be a sad long drawn out decline and destruction of an entire industry. Giga Berlin is the Meteorite the German Car Mfg Dinosaurs are looking at. Once Giga starts cranking.. they will be done.... has happened exactly like this in the USA where every 2nd luxury car sold in their segment is now a Tesla. I maxed out on Tesla stock and made a killing while this was happening in the USA. And I am simply holding the stock for it to happen in Europe.. then India and the rest of the planet. It's glorious!
WB
...forgot to mention my stock gains in tesla during their USA expansion will be paying for my Tesla roadster... so if you want a free roadster get in on the stock before Giga Berlin gets cranking... then just wait and get your free Tesla roadster too with the stock gains... just saying... don't come back and complain when I tell you.. told you so... lets revisit this post in 2-3 years.
WB
TSLA stock price $845.. we'll revisit this post in 3 years
ReservoirPup
Yes, WB, please come back in a few years and share with us your exuberance should you have any left by then. The only reason for you not checking here then could be your being flown to your McMansion on Mars I suppose.