Porsche Taycan EV launched in India at Rs 1.5 crore, deliveries from Q1 2022
Porsche has unveiled the Porsche Taycan EV in India. The four-door coupe is Porsche's first all-electric offering and will be priced from Rs 1.5 crore when deliveries begin in India in Q1 2022.
Porsche Taycan range, output, performance, charging
Porsche is offering the Taycan in the Turbo and the more powerful Taycan Turbo S versions. Both come with a twin-electric motor set-up, one on each axle and drawing power from a 93.4 kWh battery pack placed under the floor. The car sits on a skateboard-like EV platform developed by Porsche for the VW group and termed the J1. The power output for the Turbo is 625PS, although a 3s overboost function bumps this up to 680PS. This and the 850Nm torque figure lets the Turbo get to 100 kmph from standstill in 3.2s. The Turbo S bumps the overboost power figure up to 761PS and the torque number to 1,050 Nm. This drops the 0 to 100 kmph time to 2.8s. Both cars have the same 280 kmph top-speed. The WLTP certified range for the Turbo is 450 km which drops to 412 km for the Turbo S.
When it debuted globally, the four-door coupe is the first production EV to have a system voltage of 800V instead of the usual 400V. This lets it user get up to 100 kms of range in under five minutes via a DC fast charger. Charging from five to 80 per cent takes 22.5 minutes while users can also charge the Taycan at home via an 11 kWh AC charger. Another first is the two-speed transmission. This aids acceleration in the first gear while the long second ratio allows for better efficiency and higher power reserves. This also lets the Taycan achieve higher top speeds of up to 260 kmph.
The entry-level Taycan will be the one that prioritises range as it offers up to 484 km per charge with Performance Battery Plus (according to WLTP). The car produces 408PS and that number can be bumped up to 476 PS in overboost mode with the optional two-deck 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus. The Taycan 4S is second from the bottom and offers 490 PS and 571 PS in overboost mode. It has a top speed of 240 kmph and hits 100 kmph in 4.1 seconds.
Porsche Taycan interiors
The insides of the Taycan also put a new spin on the classic Porsche look. The layout is similar to other new Porsches but most of the physical buttons and dials have been replaced by screens. The instrument cluster is 16.3-inch, curved, free-standing and with no analogue rev-counter, although the five-pod look remains. The infotainment is a similar 12.3-inch unit from other Porsches but the buttons on the central tunnel have been replaced by a screen. Both these work in conjunction to control most of the car's convenience and assistance systems. Uniquely, an optional screen is available for the front passenger too. There is a blue-tinged theme to the whole layout, and the four seats are done up using eco-friendly materials. Boot space is 366 litres for the rear and 81 litres for the front.
Porsche Taycan price, rivals
The Porsche Taycan is priced at a premium over the e-tron GT, so expect prices to start from Rs 2.0 crore for the Taycan Turbo, going up to Rs 2.50 crore for the Turbo S. The Taycan's closest rival currently in India is the related Audi e-tron GT.
Starts Rs 99.99 Lakhs
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