Porsche launches 'entry-level' version of its electric Taycan for less than € 90,000

 

 



 

 

 

After having offered three models in the Taycan range with the 4S, Taycan Turbo and Turbo S, Porsche announces the arrival of a 'base' version, simply called 'Taycan'. His main interest? Bring the price of the electric sedan below the € 100,000 mark.

While the model has already sold more than 20,000 copies in its first year on the market, the arrival of a more accessible model should further boost sales of Porsche's first all-electric car.

 

 

 

 

 

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More affordable, but why


Obviously, to create a more economical model to buy, Porsche had to make some concessions. The new version of the Taycan is thus devoid of the front engine, allowing it to gain a few tens of kilos and therefore transforming it into a rear-wheel drive model.

The battery pack, manufactured by LG, will reach on this model a total capacity of 79.2 kWh. It will also be possible to opt for an option offering a capacity increased to 93.4 kWh. While the first version will allow the Porsche to deliver 326 horsepower, or even 408 horsepower temporarily thanks to the boost function, the 93.4 kWh option will correspond to 380 horsepower - 476 horsepower with the boost.

In both cases, the change from 0 to 100 km / h can be achieved in just 5.1 seconds. The 400m will be shot in 13.7 seconds with the 79.2 kWh battery, 13.5 seconds with the 93.4 kWh battery.

 

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A Taycan for less than € 90,000


The new Porsche Taycan will be marketed for the modest sum of € 86,254. At this price, the car has 19 ”rims, a 79.2 kWh battery and Apple CarPlay. The car is eligible for various options such as the head-up display or the 22 kW charger, and can also be personalized online.

Fast charging is still part of the basic equipment, up to 270 kW for the large battery and 225 kW for the small battery. In the end, on a terminal compatible with these powers, the two versions should go from 5 to 80% charge in 22.5 minutes.

An evolution towards fast charging at 350 kW is still announced, the update will be offered as soon as it is ready.

 

Source : Electrek

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