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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by fa147 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:04 pm

The Taycan charging is only 270kW at 800volts, and if the (£200-300) option is not selected then at normal 400volts it will only charge at 50kW!!!



Given the cost of the car, wouldn’t you (if you were Porsche’s bosses) just add the option without even thinking about it?

Plus, the view on the “Tesla Killer” statement is exactly what other here have said and I agree with completely.
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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by Radi513 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:58 pm

Every Taycan should be able to charge at maximum speed. Who would buy a 150k Turbo S without that option?
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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by Goshdarnit » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:04 pm

Extremely detailed breakdown of the engineering here:-

https://apple.news/AWh_gwMAAR8Kg1-xOEnNMqA
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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by Terry60 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:06 pm

Like all marketing, you leave out something everyone wants from the "cheaper" option to encourage the upgrade.
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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by oop north » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:12 am

alex_haddock wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Made the mistake of looking at Twitter, I didn't think I could find anything so gloating and righteous as the Brexit debate until I seem to have come across Tesla owners excoriating (in their view) the Taycan. At least Tesla themselves and some saner heads have welcomed it but it really does make me wonder....why all the public self justification?
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On the “turbo” thing I am not quite sure why everyone finds it so ridiculous - if you look at all their other ranges, ignoring gts, The models have a hierarchy where turbo and turbo s are the top level (911, cayenne), so just as logical to have the same on Taycan. And on the other models I think they are all turbo engines so having the base not called turbo is a bit daft but I haven’t seen anyone complaining about that
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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by Terry60 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:46 pm

The turbo version is named so because it uses waste battery heat to boil water and run a small steam generator, the energy produced is fed to the drive chain.
On the non turbo version, the water is diverted to the optional extra tea maker.
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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by Goshdarnit » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:08 pm

I know. The focus on the Turbo name seems a little obsessive. At least the car does have a “boost mode” so a bit like those 90’s computers they can get away with it! Also, there’s this:-

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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by fa147 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:34 pm

Looking at their current range, it makes sense why they have gone for the name.
Listen, it’s just a little humour at Porsche expense. They’ve made a cracking looking car and it’s another BEV to be on a poster on a kids wall. For that alone, I think they’ve done well and we need more car companies producing BEVs no matter what.

Think about this, until now nobody gave Tesla anything to worry/think about, but maybe now the next Model S refresh, or the Model 3 upgrade, may come with 800volt charging because of the benefits Porsche described in their presentation.
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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by Tophe74 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:15 pm

Turbo is the contraction of turbine and boost. So it's half exact for an EV. Their is a boost but not with a turbine
But their are turbo mode on computers to and nobody complain of that. So why would it be weird to name an EV with it ? Personally I don't care.
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Re: Porsche Taycan Released

Post by qqiao » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:43 am

Good thing they didn't contract those words as boobine
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