Porsche Electric Vehicles

logo for porscheHeadquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Porsche is an automobile manufacturing company that specializes in high-performance vehicles.

When it began in 1931, the company did not build any cars under its own name but instead offered motor vehicle development work and consultation. The German government gave Porsche one of it’s first assignments: to design a car for the people, or a “Volkswagen” (translated to “the people’s car”). This assignment resulted in one of the most successful car designs of all time — the Volkswagen Beetle. Porsche later used many components from the Beetle to create the Porsche 64.

Fast forward to today and Porsche is known as one of “the most prestigious automobile brand[s]” with a variety of vehicles from sports cars to SUVs. Porsche’s current line of vehicles include the 911 (992), 718 Boxster/Cayman, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne, and the all electric Taycan.


Porsche and the Environment

Porsche has set its sights on avoiding and reducing CO2 emissions as much as possible by making sustainability a crucial goal in their Corporate Strategy 2025. Along the entire value chain, where emissions are unavoidable, Porsche is voluntarily compensating by offsetting emissions to special projects. In 2020, the same year Porsche invested $24 million in ‘e-fuels’ in order to supplement the electrification of sports cars, they introduced the Porsche Taycan, their first all electric vehicle.


Porsche Electric Vehicles

In 2015, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porche debuted the concept version of their electric vehicle, named the Porsche Mission E. At the same show in 2019, Porsche introduced the production-ready model: The Porsche Taycan.

Porsche Taycan

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The Porsche Taycan is Porsche’s first series production electric car. There are several variants with different performance levels. In 2020, more than 20,000 Taycans were delivered making up a total of 7.4% of Porsche’s volume. Check out this Reddit post of one of the first Taycans on the road in Stuttgart!

The name of the vehicle is Turkish (tay can) for “lively young horse” and references the steed on the company’s crest. Currently there are two different types of Taycans, a 4-door sedan and a 4-door station wagon, and plans on introducing other variants including a two-door coupe and convertible.

As of January 2022, there are 10 different Taycan models available according to Porsche’s website. They are separated into the categories below.

Taycan Sedan

The Taycan is said to be “the pure expression of a Porsche electric sports car”. It has the recognizable design of a Porsche with the perfect mix of performance and usability.

Model Driving Range Power 0-60 mph
Taycan 225 mi 402 hp / 300 kW 5.1 seconds
Taycan 4S 227 mi 522 hp / 390 kW 3.8 seconds
Taycan GTS TBD 590 hp / 440 kW 3.5 seconds
Taycan Turbo 212 mi 670 hp / 500 kW 3.0 seconds
Taycan Turbo S 201 mi 750 hp / 560 kW 2.6 seconds

Sport Turismo

With a Taycan 4 Cross Turismo you get a larger rear compartment and bigger interior. This body shape allows for more off-road adventures.

Model Driving Range Power 0-60 mph
Taycan GTS Sport Turismo TBD 590 hp / 440 kW 3.5 seconds

Cross Turismo

The Taycan GTS Sport Turismo has the timeless design with more space. This “no compromises” package combines elegance with practicality.

Model Driving Range Power 0-60 mph
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo 215 mi 469 hp / 350 kW 4.8 seconds
Taycan 4S Cross Turismo 215 mi 562 hp / 420 kW 3.9 seconds
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo 204 mi 670 hp / 500 kW 3.1 seconds
Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo 202 mi 750 hp / 560 kW 2.7 seconds

Taycan Charging

Porsche boasts top speeds — even when standing still. In terms of charging and range, all electric Porsche models show their Porsche genes. Since it is a sports car, the company believe that it should be “ready to set off at all times” and they try to facilitate a simple charging system that can be integrated in to all lifestyles.

The estimated EPA range for the 2022 Taycan models are as follows:

  • Taycan – 200 miles
  • Taycan with Performance Battery Plus – 225 miles
  • Taycan 4S – 199 miles
  • Taycan 4S with Performance Battery Plus – 227 miles
  • Taycan Turbo with Performance Battery Plus – 212 miles
  • Taycan Turbo S with Performance Battery Plus – 201 miles
porsche mobile charger plus on the ground

Porsche Mobile Charger Plus

porsche mobile charger connect on the ground

Porsche Mobile Charger Connect

porsche wall charger connect mounted on the wall

Porsche Wall Charger Connect

For charging on the go, Porsche has worked on developing it’s own solutions for charging as well as collaborated with IONITY and Electrify America.

When you want to charge your Taycan at home, you have a few options. When ordering an electric vehicle from Porsche, you are able to choose a standard Porsche Mobile Charger Plus. This will allow you to charge on a traditional (120V 10amp) household receptacle up to a 240V 50amp receptacle. A NEMA 14-50 plug is recommended for the most efficient and fastest charging with the Porsche Mobile Charger.

Taycan charging times vary with the mobile chargers. If you are working with a standard 120V outlet (or Level 1 charging), you can expect your charge time to be anywhere from 57 to 90 hours. A 240V receptacle (also known as Level 2 charging) will give you a full charge in around 10.5 to 12 hours.

In addition to the Mobile Charger Plus, customers can also purchase the Porsche Wall Charger Connect which is a hardwired charger that allows for the fastest home charging possible. This device will need to be installed by a professional electrician. Once installed and plugged in, it will take less than 5 hours to completely recharger the Taycan battery on the highest setting.

Below is a chart of the different charging rates you can see for each model of the Porsche Taycan.

Model Battery Size Mobile Charger
@ 3.6kW
Mobile Charger
@ 9.6kW
Mobile Charger Connect
@ 9.6kW
Wall Charger Connect
@ 19.2kW
Taycan 79.2 kWh 24 hrs 9.5 hrs 9.5 hrs 4.5 hrs
Taycan 4S 79.2 kWh 24 hrs 9.5 hrs 9.5 hrs 4.5 hrs
Taycan GTS 93.4 kWh 28 hrs 10.5 hrs 10.5 hrs 5.5 hrs
Taycan Turbo 93.4 kWh 28 hrs 10.5 hrs 10.5 hrs 5.5 hrs
Taycan Turbo S 93.4 kWh 28 hrs 10.5 hrs 10.5 hrs 5.5 hrs
Taycan GTS Sport Turismo 93.4 kWh 28 hrs 10.5 hrs 10.5 hrs 5.5 hrs
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo 93.4 kWh 28 hrs 10.5 hrs 10.5 hrs 5.5 hrs
Taycan 4S Cross Turismo 93.4 kWh 28 hrs 10.5 hrs 10.5 hrs 5.5 hrs
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo 93.4 kWh 28 hrs 10.5 hrs 10.5 hrs 5.5 hrs
Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo 93.4 kWh 28 hrs 10.5 hrs 10.5 hrs 5.5 hrs

If you’re unhappy with the options that Porsche offers for home charging, you can also look at other EV charger manufacturers such as ChargePoint, Wallbox, or even the Tesla Wall Connector with an adapter.


Photos of the Porsche Taycan

porsche taycan driving down road
porsche taycan driving
taycan in dirt
two porsche taycan charging
taycan parked outside
rear of taycan