Building an electric performance car is indeed a significant step towards a greener tomorrow. However, Porsche is going the extra mile to make Taycan and everything that surrounds it as eco-friendly as possible. Earlier this week, the company announced that the Taycan’s factory will help clean the air of nitrogen oxide emissions.
In order to do this, the folks at Stuttgart will place titanium oxide-coated aluminium panels around the exterior of the building. According to the company, nitrogen oxide that comes in contact with these panels breaks down into water and nitrate with the help of sunlight.
The Taycan factory can cleanse its own emissions with the help of titanium oxide-coated surface panels.
Reports suggest that Porsche has been testing the system with a little over 1,300 square feet of panels that are claimed to match 10 trees in the same space. The company also suggested that if the implementation of this tech at Taycan’s plant is a success, it could start using the panels on its other buildings as well. Additionally, Porsche also claims that Taycan production will be completely carbon-neutral.
While we are eagerly waiting for the company to drop the covers on its fully-electric moniker. The most recent details suggested that the performance variant of the car will be named ‘Turbo’. According to a company representative that had written to automotive journalist Alex Roy last year, the car is set to reach us by this year and will be available in three models: Taycan, Taycan 4s, and Taycan Turbo.
The most recent details on the Taycan suggested that the performance variant of the car will be named ‘Turbo’.
If the name hints at a gas-powered iteration in the electric car’s line-up, we can expect the Taycan to be the base model, the 4S to be an all-wheel-drive model with more power and the Turbo to sport an AWD along with a significant bump in power output. Of course, the electric Taycan won’t actually have turbos but is expected to have plenty of additional power on tap.