The Porsche Taycan Range
When Tesla pretty much had the whole world gasp in wonder as it released its first personal use mass production Tesla Model S EV it was clear that the competition from big old established brands will come sooner than later but it kind of turned out later.
Especially true in case of this brand being a luxury oriented brand it is Porsche did not hurry to change its iconic ranges as its customer base was also not progressive enough to demand an EV all up until 2020 when the first all-electric range is finally due.
Unsurprisingly and similarly to how many big established brands also from Germany like Audi and BMW that decided to branch out its EV production and its ranges to include different car types from CUV hatchbacks to SUVs and sports cars, the Porsche Taycan range will be pretty much diversified between a few big and mid size options like SUVs or even jeep-size options. And while its performance and comfort are all pretty high and beats out even some more established mid-size EVs on the market based on a very high price being a first range this is not a top-of-the-line yet a more of a mid level of the market at best.
Without a doubt targeting both luxury-hunting buyers looking to lose some power and performance features and price yet get more of a status look of design and the interior finish, the Porsche Taycan range is meant to be more of a personal use or a big sports car more than anything. Still it was the range that inserted and is keeping Porsche in the EV conversation.
On top of that when surely being in the game of comp`eting with the market leader Tesla, it is crucial to compare the Porsche Taycan range to that brand both in terms of specs and looks. So comparing how technically and technologically, not even mentioning comfort wise did this range get to Tesla it might be not a very close call as it lacks behind Model S it copies significantly. With its AWD with 2 or more motors depending on the specific variant of the range it is definitely most comparable to Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X as a similar class-performance option yet undelivers drastically, though hybrids surely compensate that with a gas engine.
We are not skipping the looks as well – we can say that just like Tesla yet with a less minimalistic and more of a kitsche approach, Porsche has gone the more of a premium route and made its range look less simplified and more stylish. Its range has both a somewhat minimalistic futuristic body form as a sedan and a very minimalistic yet stylish interior finsh with some premium options.
Knowing the looks and design are very important for any car range for sure, the specs and performance are truly everything. Based on just judging the Taycan range on the merit of it specs and metrics, let’s take a look at specs. Depending on the specific variant in the range it starting electric range and acceleration vary, as it starts o to 60 at pretty fast for its size class 3.8 seconds which is not the greatest at all yet works as a mid level spec for those who don’t care about the speed too much. Fortunately where it is kind of average to lackluster in terms of max speed or acceleration or other show-off features, it s;ightly surpises and gains in range to improve the impression – still lagging full 100 miles or more behind Model S. More power and performance metrics that make it truly stand out from the rest, including the ever so important for EVs range. This tranlsates to when the journey has already begun, it will deliver you as far as the official EPA rated range of up to 201 mi without a single recharge. This sort of makes it a traveling car yet not an interstate one.
It easily can be categotized as somewhar lower priced than a few other smal sized EVs, which might make buyers or people new to the EV world ignore a lack of some things other top-of-the-line ranges in or close to its size class like Tesla Model S or other offer at a higher cost.
Never fortget to check out its multiple top features such as:
- Spacious premium finish interior
- 17 cubic feet cargo volume
- Driver-assistance features
which combined together make for a very satifsfying feeling when inside it on the road.
What Separates Porsche Taycan 4S 2020 edition
Being more of a luxury centered and a decadent visuals type of a brand it was obvious looks will mean more than specs for this range.
In spite of somewhat decent specs and metrics across the board simply due to the small size and still average performance this make Porsche Taycan 4S 2020 edition a slightly boosted yet still very much so a mid level option especially considering its very high price. Though it centers on being an all-around car offering some sufficient metrics – it is grossly overpriced compared to what it has to offer – especially directly compared to though a tad bigger yet similar Tesla Model S or Model X to some sort.
Still obviously to see how exactly good it is compared to other EVs on the market and other variants of cheaper tiers, it is crucial to see specific metrics. Based on that the comparison between the Porsche Taycan 4S differences with other variants in the range come down to acceleration, the electric range, charging time and additional minor ones looking pretty major nevertheless. Based on a direct comparison to the preceding hybrid variants specs this is a step up so major in terms of performance and power that it immediately catapults this bigger size SUV into a mid level option class among its size class EVs. Pretty fast 3.8 seconds getting from 0 to 6o miles – staying above the standard on the market by some good measure yet it has a cost disadvantage over it. Fortunately besides that it stays above to what some other EV SUVs deliver it is in the neighbourhood of EPA certified electric range of acceptable 201 miles. This variant definitely seems like a much better range option fit even for some long distance yet not the interstate traveling.
Mentioning its charging capabilities this range does deliver a fairly quick result. It is capable of going from 5 to 80 percents in an hour and 0 to 100 % in approximately 7 hours.