Expert Answers to Your Top Taycan Questions: Q&A with Our Porsche Pros
Since joining the Porsche line-up in 2019, the Porsche Taycan has grown in popularity, the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo even won the ‘What Car’ Electric Performance Car of the Year Award. As these impressive cars grow in interest, there are several questions that our team hear time and time again. In this article, we will be sitting down with our dealership Porsche Pros to tackle the most commonly asked questions about the Porsche Taycan.
What is the Porsche Taycan’s Range?
The driving range of a Porsche Taycan can vary depending on the model, the size of the battery and the conditions that the battery is exposed to such as temperature. The Taycan 4S with performance battery has an estimated range of up to 230 miles in real world use however some customers have reported ranges of up to 250 miles.
How long does it take to charge a Porsche Taycan?
As with driving range, the charge time of a Taycan can also depend on several factors. The charging station being used and the capacity of the battery being charged will have the biggest impact on charge time. For example, using a 270 kW DC fast charger can take your battery from 5% to 80% in just 20 minutes, meanwhile, an 11kW AC charger would take upwards of 9 hours.
Where can I charge my Porsche Taycan?
You can charge your Taycan at a growing number of public charge stations across the UK. However, over 80% of charging is usually done at home. This can help to reduce the cost of charging and has the added benefit of being very convenient. Our Porsche Centre is equipped with charging infrastructure that is available to use.
Which Porsche Taycan should I purchase?
Deciding which Taycan is right for you can be daunting. If you are unsure the best option is to get in touch with our team of Porsche Pros who will be happy to help. Depending on your personal preferences and lifestyle requirements the Taycan is available in 3 body variations, the Taycan Saloon, Cross Turismo and Sport Turismo. Each model can tackle different lifestyle scenarios but is still available in the usual sub-derivatives, 2WD, 4S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S. You may wish to view and test drive each model before making a decision.
Is the Porsche Taycan four-wheel drive?
The Taycan has the option for two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants. However, much of the product line-up is four-wheel drive. These derivatives come with a dual-motor setup, providing power to the front and rear wheels.
Does the Porsche Taycan have 5 seats?
The Porsche Taycan has four seats as standard. However, a fifth seat can be added to the car by selecting the 2+1 rear seating option. The converts the central console of the rear seats into a small central seat. So, depending on your chosen configuration the Taycan can have 4 or 5 seats.
How fast is a Porsche Taycan?
The fastest production Taycan is the Taycan Turbo S. This model can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.6 seconds and will continue accelerating all the way to its top speed of 162 mph. The other models have a slightly slower performance however they still deliver impressive performance figures.
The Porsche Taycan has grown to become one of our most popular models since its release. It is no surprise when you hear about its impressive range, charging options, performance and of course, Porsche build quality. If you have been considering purchasing a Porsche Taycan or you are interested in finding all there is to know about this fantastic car, our Porsche Pros and Sales Executives are on hand to help.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here