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Porsche’s premier electric model to arrive in PH in early 2020

German marque Porsche has just revealed their first-ever fully electric Taycan as they jump in the electric vehicle bandwagon.

Porsche AG unveiled the curtains for the Taycan electric model at the global dealer network event in Spain last October 4.

The dealer-launched program, themed as “Soul Electrified,” presented Porsche’s first fully electric vehicle in preparation for its much-anticipated arrival in various markets next year.

Included among these markets is the Philippines.

Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG — Research and Development is slated over the the development of the Porsche Taycan Electric.

“We promised a true Porsche for the age of electromobility—a fascinating sports car that not only excites in terms of its technology and driving dynamics, but also sparks a passion in people all over the world, just like its legendary predecessors have done. Now we are delivering on this promise,” he was quoted as saying.

The Porsche Taycan is being offered to the market in two versions, the Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts, instead of the usual 400 volts for electric cars. This is a particular advantage for Taycan drivers.

The batteries can be charged in The five minutes using direct current (DC) from the high-power charging network.

The said charge time can cover a range of up to 100 kilometers (according to WLTP). The charging time for 5 percent to 80 percent SoC (state of charge) takes 22.5 minutes for charging under ideal conditions, and the maximum charging power, or peak, is 270 kW. The overall capacity of the Performance Battery Plus is 93.4 kWh.

To put it simply, Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to 11 kW of alternating current (AC) at home.

The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 750 horsepower. It has a combined power consumption of 26.9 kWh/100 km and a combined CO2 emissions 0 g/km on overboost power in combination with Launch Control. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. Its driving range is rated at up to 412 kilometers.

On the other hand, the Taycan Turbo can provide 670 horsepower and has a combined power consumption of 26.0 kWh/100 km and a combined CO2 emissions 0 g/km. It can easily reach zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and has a range of up to 450 kilometers.

The top speed of both the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo—an all-wheel drive—is 260 km/h.

“The Taycan links our heritage to the future. It carries forward the success story of our brand—a brand that has fascinated and thrilled people the world over for more than 70 years,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

Porsche simultaneously premiered the Taycan in three continents—North America, China and Europe—on September 4.

The new four-door sports sedan is a unique package offering characteristic Porsche performance and connectivity with everyday usability. At the same time, highly advanced production methods and the features of the Taycan are setting new standards in the fields of sustainability and digitalization.

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