The new Porsche Taycan will sport two permanently excited synchronous electric motors that are capable of churning out max power of 600bhp and will juice out travel range of more than 500kms with its high voltage lithium-ion batteries
The Porsche Taycan will debut in September 2019 with a market launch scheduled for the end of this year.
The first purely electrically powered sports car from Porsche, the Taycan, will not be presented to the public until September and its final design is not yet known, nonetheless, according to Porsche there are more than 20,000 people around the world with serious interest in buying one of their own, according to media reports.
The company confirmed this development at the 2019 Geneva Motor show. 20,000 people have already registered to join a list of prospective buyers – and registration are already underway in Europe.
The new Porsche Taycan will sport two permanently excited synchronous electric motors that are capable of churning out max power of 600 bhp and will juice out travel range of more than 500kms with its high voltage lithium-ion batteries. The two permanently excited synchronous motors, like those deployed in the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid, generate a permanent rotary motion that can be applied at any time without needing to be started.
The vehicle will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in considerably less than 3.5 seconds. It will have a range of more than 500 kilometers as measured in accordance with the NEDC. Moreover, it will be possible to add sufficient charge for a range of 100 kilometers in just four minutes (measured in accordance with the NEDC).
According to Porsche there are more than 20,000 people around the world with serious interest in buying one of their own
Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG says, “the overwhelming interest in the Taycan shows us that our customers and fans are just as excited about the first Porsche electric athlete as we are – and we’ve therefore increased our production capacities. The Taycan will be the most sporty and most technically advanced vehicle in its segment – a true Porsche.”
Porsche will foray into the electric car segment with the Taycan, and according to the company, by 2025 every second Porsche car sold will be with an electric motor. The Taycan will be the flagship electric product from Porsche and yes, the car will make it to India too by 2020.