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.
- 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.
- It can be charged through induction. This feature should be available at launch, but there are some issues with the (sole) supplier today.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- It will spawn more EVs. Porsche will derive other vehicles from the Taycan, including a cross over.
- 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.
- It will create 1,200 new jobs. This number does not include extra workforce hired at Porsche's suppliers.
- 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.