The New Porsche Taycan Finishes Final Testing
Porsche’s first entirely electric vehicle, the Porsche Taycan, entered its final stage of drive tests recently. The Porsche Taycan has been heavily anticipated and will arrive to Town Porsche later this year.
How Porsche Tested the Taycan
Porsche engineers put the Porsche Taycan through rigorous testing recently. The Taycan was tested in a variety of atmospheres to ensure it performed perfectly regardless of the climate the owner was driving it in. A team of around 1,000 test drivers tested the Taycan in 30 countries including the US, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Scandinavia. The Taycan was tested in temperatures between -31 degrees Fahrenheit and 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and altitudes of 278 feet below sea level to nearly 10,000 feet above sea level.
This strict testing in extreme conditions was to ensure that the Taycan would display unrestricted performance anywhere in the world, proving that every day use would be reliable. This type of testing is the same testing that Porsche puts all their vehicles through. Specifically for the Taycan’s testing, Porsche’s engineering and development teams wanted to ensure charging of the battery, temperature control of the drive train, and temperature control of the interior could be maintained. Overall, the Taycan test vehicles were driven approximately six million kilometers, of which two million were endurance run kilometers.
So how did the testing go? The Taycan performed excellently and is nearly ready for production. Steve Weckbach, Vice President of the Model Line, had this to say about the testing results, “After carrying out computer simulations and comprehensive bench tests early on, we have now reached the final phase of this demanding testing program. […] We are already very happy with the current status of the vehicles. The Taycan is going to be a true Porsche.” We think it is safe to say the Porsche Taycan will be a real game changer in the electric vehicle market, which has grown in recent years.
Reservations Have Already Eclipsed 20,000
You read the subtitle correctly – there are already over 20,000 prospective buyers for Taycan. These prospective buys have put their names on a Taycan waiting list, many of which have already made down payments. The Taycan will be officially introduced by Porsche in September and it will reach dealerships by the end of the year. So does the Taycan perform like a Porsche, or does it perform like a boring old electric vehicle? No need to worry, the Taycan is definitely a Porsche through and through. The Taycan can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. Total range for the Taycan is over 300 miles, which is more than Tesla models and more than the Nissan Leaf. One of the most interesting features is the ability for a quick recharge. The 800-V lithium-ion battery can be recharged with enough energy to allow you to drive 62 miles with just a 4 minute charge.
How Can You Reserve a Taycan
If you’re interested in learning more about the Porsche Taycan’s performance, or if you’d like to reserve a Taycan for yourself, visit our Taycan Reservation page on our website. You can also contact us by calling (201) 816-6084, or you can stop by our showroom in Englewood, New Jersey. The Porsche Taycan will officially be announced in September and will arrive at Town Porsche in December. We look forward to helping you take the first steps towards owning one of the best electric vehicle on the market to date.