Porsche Taycan Turbo S (2020) Guide

Porsche Taycan Turbo S (2020) Guide

Entirely Porsche. Entirely electric. The Taycan is the first fully electric Porsche and arguably sets the standards for an electrified sports car industry. The 93.4kW battery can be super-fast charged with an immense DC max rate of 270kW, making those on-route charging sessions as breezy as the drive itself. Beautiful engineering, luxurious design and impeccable performance underpin everything about this car. If you’re already a Porsche fan, you won’t be disappointed, and if you weren’t a fan before, this BEV might just change your mind.

Electric Range

256 Miles

Avg Cost per Charge

£13.00

Battery Size

93.4 kWh

3.7Kw Charge

26 Hours

Connector Type

Type 2

Rapid Charge

Yes CCS max 270kW

OLEV Approved

Yes

Vehicle Type

Battery Electric

Charging a Porsche Taycan Turbo S

The Turbo S comes with a battery size of 93.4kWh and has an official WLTP range of 256 miles.

Charging times will, of course, vary based on the power of the charger; a 7kW home charger, for example, will take around 13 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, providing an approximate range per hour of 20 miles*. The total cost of home charging from empty to full, based on an electricity tariff of 14p/kWh, will be £13.

A major selling point of the Porsche Taycan is its remarkable rapid charge capabilities. Using a CCS connector, this vehicle has the potential to charge at 270kW. That’s if you’re lucky enough to find a charger powerful enough in the UK to produce such voltage. In any case, the Porsche is future proof. Plugged into a 350kW charge point, the Taycan will charge from 5% to 80% in just 22.5 minutes.

Charging Times**:

  • 2.1kW (3-pin plug) = 44h for 0-100%
  • 3.7kW = 26h for 0-100%
  • 11kW (3-Phase) = 9h for 0-100%
  • 50kW = 74m for 10-80%

*Based on WLTP range

**Charging times are estimates and will vary depending on factors such as the charger in use and temperature of the battery.

What are people saying about the Porsche Taycan Turbo S?

As you might expect, Porsche has incorporated all the underpinnings that make a car truly Porsche. If you’ve driven one of the German premium brands cars before then, the Taycan will feel familiar. From the steering and seating position to its handling, the experience of a Taycan is in a word; Porsche. The only element setting this model apart from its traditional internal combustion siblings is the electrifying performance. The astonishing acceleration is guaranteed to take your breath away, reaching 62mph in under 3 seconds. Porsche has made it very clear that although the Taycan may not be as fast as Tesla’s ludicrous mode, unlike Tesla, it is repeatable and doesn’t damage the battery (which is pretty essential in an EV).

The interior strikes a balance between futuristic and intuitive. It’s undoubtedly modern but isn’t as radical as the i3 or Tesla’s minimalism. The absence of physical buttons is striking while touch controls abound. Digital screens run across the entire facia, providing a range of relevant information for the driver and some practical entertainment for the passenger; yet another console further complements this in the middle that controls more basic functions such as the air-con. If all the screen configuration proves to be a bit much, useful voice recognition comes in handy while driving.

The 800-volt battery means the Porsche Taycan is efficient at recuperating considerable amounts of energy through its regen braking, adding to its day-to-day usability. By any standards the Porsche Taycan is an extraordinary car; sporty, relatively practical and 100% electric. The sexy, self-assured looks matched with a luxuriously comfortable and driver-focused interior make this a car for the enthusiasts – as does the price. What this EV also does is pave the way for a rather exciting, electrified future.