Porsche’s Taycan is rightfully one of the most anticipated cars of this year. After squinting at spy shots of various trims and body types of the car, the company has now announced that the final testing for the all-electric car has begun.
A few miles away from the Arctic Circle, the automaker is now testing the Taycan to prove its potential in terms of driving dynamics on snow and ice. At the same time, the car is also undergoing tests in South Africa where crucial tests alongside a few final adjustments are being made in terms of performance and reproducibility.
Already more than 20,000 prospective buyers, the Porsche Taycan will be introduced in September and will be launched onto the market at the end of the year.
In Dubai, they are carrying out hot-climate endurance runs and testing battery charging under extreme conditions. The 30 countries across the globe in which these comprehensive tests are being carried out have temperatures that range from minus 35 to plus 50 degree Celsius.
“After carrying out computer simulations and comprehensive bench tests early on, we have now reached the final phase of this demanding testing programme,” underlines the vice president of the model line, Stefan Weckbach: “Before the Taycan is launched on the market at the end of the year, we will have covered approximately six million kilometres across the globe. We are already very happy with the current status of the vehicles. The Taycan is going to be a true Porsche.”
The Taycan accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in significantly less than 3.5 seconds. It has a range of more than 500 km.
The Taycan will undergo the same tests as its ICE siblings. In addition, to test its performance, these tests prove unrestricted sustainability for everyday use in all climate conditions.
The most significant facts from the Taycan testing phase:
Overall distance covered: Approximately six million kilometres, of which two million were endurance run kilometres
Countries: A total of 30, including the USA, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Finland
Temperatures: From minus 35 to plus 50 degree Celsius
Air humidity: From 20 to 100 per cent
Altitude: From 85 metres below to 3,000 metres above sea level
Charging cycles: Over 100,000 using various charging technologies across the globe
Development team: Around 1,000 test drivers, technicians and engineers
The Taycan accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in significantly less than 3.5 seconds. It has a range of more than 500 kilometres (according to the NEDC). The 800-V architecture in the vehicle guarantees that the lithium-ion battery can be recharged in just four minutes, providing enough energy to drive 100 kilometres (according to NEDC).