Porsche stuns with cheaper and longer range new electric Taycan

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Porsche ups its game, releasing a stunning third Taycan model that will not only be cheaper but also offer longer driving range.

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The Driven

Porsche only officially entered the electric vehicle era in September, but it has already upped its game by releasing a stunning third Taycan model on Monday (Europe time) that will be not only cheaper but also offer longer driving range.

The Driven can also confirm that all three models will be available in Australia from late 2020, with Australian pricing for the Taycan 4S, Turbo and Turbo S to be announced in early 2020 at the same time that pre-orders open.

Following from its Taycan Turbo and top-of-the-range Turbo S, the new entry-level Taycan 4S undercuts Porsche’s two debut models with two performance options, delivering either 390kW power or 420kW power.

The base Taycan 4S is kitted with a single-deck 79.2kWh battery that can be optionally upgraded to the double-deck Performance Plus 93.4kWh battery that comes with its Turbo cousins.

Of course, the smaller battery in the base model means less range also, but not by much – 407km under WLTP rating says Porsche, just 5km less than that of the Turbo S – no doubt due to the less powerful motor.

The Performance Plus battery extends the range to 463km, making this entry-level electric sports car the longest range of the pack, helped along by the sleek Taycan profile to deliver a drag coefficient of just 0.22.

To read the original story on RenewEconomy sister site, The Driven, click here…

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