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Porsche Taycan to Drive Farther, Charge Faster

By Bloomberg

Porsche’s all-electric Taycan model, due next year, will let drivers travel about 400 kilometers (250 miles) after charging the vehicle for less than 20 minutes, Chief Executive Officer Oliver Blume told Welt am Sonntag in an interview

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  • Kristalina  Georgieva
    Kristalina Georgieva proCEO at World Bank

    Not long ago electric cars were not taken seriously... now they are increasingly mainstream with manufacturers investing in charging technologies across Europe.

  • Luis D Contreras
    Luis D ContrerasManager at Strategy&

    A 100kms for a 4-min charge? I wish that cell phone batteries worked as efficiently as this!

  • Water-based power cells will be the next new lurch forward in energy, and I can't wait.

  • Akshat Rathi
    Akshat RathiSenior reporter at Quartz

    I'll believe it when I see it. I've spent nearly a year studying lithium-ion batteries. There is a trade off between fast-charging and battery's total life. You increase one at the cost of the other. If such fast-charging exists, Porsche is unlikely to provide the standard 7 year warranty that many EV makers give for their batteries.

  • It’s refreshing to read about Elon Musk and Tesla’s pressure on Porsche. That’s the way competition should be; headed towards greater good while still making significant profit. And I’m not a car-guy, but I think it’s amazing that Europe is building an infrastructure of electric charging, and that an electric car in 10-11 years could drive 1000km on one charge of a few minutes. Extraordinary.

  • Nothing is more important than a story of the future.

  • Greg Vetter
    Greg VetterCEO at Tessemae’s

    Amazing.

  • William Wood
    William WoodOwner at William Wood

    As exciting as electric vehicles are, until you can charge up the batteries, in 5-10 minutes, the electric car will be an around town transportation. One other,minor problem. The electric vehicle pays no gasoline taxes. This tax is to repair our highways (I realize Congress has a way of diverting those funds). Will we charge a surcharge on electricity, for vehicle charging?

  • wow, “Porsche’s all-electric Taycan model, due next year, will let drivers travel about 400 kilometers (250 miles) after charging the vehicle for less than 20 minutes”

  • James D. Becker
    James D. Becker

    Interesting development. However, notice the lack of prices. The problem is still the high pricing. Do we really need expensive electric cars when most would prefer designs that resulted in affordable competent vehicles.

  • Chris McCauley
    Chris McCauleySoftware Engineer

    Porsche Taycan is sexy and powerful car. I think it will be rivals Tesla’s cars.

    Creating competitive environment is good thing.

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