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13 Feb 19

Electric Porsche Taycan: 10 things that make it fleet-a-licious

Porsche is perhaps not a brand that features in your corporate vehicle scheme, but that might change with the upcoming launch of the electric Taycan. It is a very important vehicle for the super-premium OEM, that is moving to sustainability mode and leaves nothing to chance. Here are 10 facts you should know as a prospective corporate buyer.

  1. It has a 90 kWh battery that can charge to 80% in 15 minutes. At least, that's the development goal. 4 minutes will suffice to add 100 km of range.
  2. It can be charged through induction. This feature should be available at launch, but there are some issues with the (sole) supplier today.
  3. 3 years of free charging is included. Unfortunately, this offer is limited to North America. Not as good a deal as Tesla's (at least at launch), but definitely a big plus.
  4. Porsche Charging Service gives access to 49,000 charging points in Europe. In 12 countries the system performs invoicing via centrally stored payment details. One card or app, one invoice.
  5. Its on-board charger can handle 22 kW. That is three times more than the Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQC and indeed cuts AC wallbox or public charging times in three.  
  6. The Taycan factory eats NOx. Porsche wants to clean up its act and uses titanium oxide coated aluminium for the factory's facade to convert NOx into less harmful nitrate.
  7. It will spawn more EVs. Porsche will derive other vehicles from the Taycan, including a cross over.
  8. Porsche will build 40,000 of them per year. That is more than the number of I-Paces Jaguar is expected to produce this year.
  9. It will create 1,200 new jobs. This number does not include extra workforce hired at Porsche's suppliers.
  10. It will have incredible residual values. The factory won't start up before Q2 2019, but rumour has it that the entire production is sold out until 2021.
Authored by: Dieter Quartier