Fifth Gear presenter “Taycan” to next level by new Porsche EV | Smart Home Charge

Fifth Gear presenter “Taycan” to next level by new Porsche EV

12th Aug 2019 Danny Morgan


In a world exclusive, Fifth Gear and Fully Charged presenter Jonny Smith took Porsche’s first all-electric car - the Taycan.

Hype has been building around the Taycan – dubbed the electric 911 in some quarters – for a while. With Porsche aiming for more than half its sales to be electric vehicles by 2025, a lot is riding on the Taycan – it needed to make an impression in other words.

It certainly left an impression on Fully Charged presenter Jonny Smith, who took the Porsche for more than a few 0-60 (and beyond) launches. You can see the video below.

 

 

The Taycan reaches 0-62mph in an impressive three seconds (just over) and to 124mpg in under 10 seconds. The four-seater coupe features a 96kWh battery with twin electric motors producing a massive 649lB ft of peak torque.

The car is also practical with a targeted range of 320 miles and a zero to 80% charge time of 40 minutes.

The launch price of the Turbo model will be approximately £130,000, while a slower version is planned which will start at about £65,000.

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