The Porsche Taycan arrived on the market in 2020 and immediately became a benchmark for electrified vehicles. The out-of-this-world performance of the Taycan has been well documented, but the Taycan is more than just about grin-inducing straight-line accelerations and glued-to-the-road cornering abilities. It is also about luxury, comfort, and refinement, making it the perfect road trip vehicle in the process.
The Taycan may be electric, but its impressive range and 800-volt battery architecture translate into the same level of freedom as a traditional gas-powered vehicle, allowing you to reach your destination with confidence and enjoy every second of the journey there.
World’s first 800-volt system
Offering between 309 and 323 kilometres of range depending on the version, the secret of the Taycan lines in the aforementioned 800-volt system. Offering double the voltage of traditional electric vehicles, this system is the first of its kind on a modern automobile. There are many benefits to this system, the first being quicker charge times.
The Porsche Taycan can charge from 5% to 80% using a 350 kW DC fast charger on the Electrify Canada network in just 22 minutes. These chargers can be found in Calgary, Banff, and Golden, British Columbia. Other chargers are available in Kelowna, Kamloops and around Vancouver. In other words, it is possible to make it from Calgary to Vancouver in your Taycan using this network without having to plan for long charging times.
Even on smaller charging stations with 100 kW, 90 kW or 50 kW, charging from 10% to 80 % can be accomplished in less than 45 minutes.
The Taycan’s state-of-the-art charging architecture gives owners the ability to recharge quickly, removing range anxiety and allowing them to enjoy the impressive comfort features of the Taycan. The quiet ride and refined suspension provide a relaxing environment for any long trip, and the multiple comfort features such as heated and ventilated seats, dual-zone climate controls, heated steering wheel, and firm and supportive seats mean that spending hours in the Taycan is a breeze.
And should a winding road present itself in the mountains, the Taycan’s unique battery system provides a second advantage. The perfect weight distribution and low centre of gravity mean that the Taycan handles with the precision expected of a Porsche, and certainly unexpected of an electric vehicle.
The Porsche Taycan has been a resounding success since launch, and it sets the pace for electric performance vehicles in the industry. Discover the new Porsche Taycan today at Porsche Centre Calgary.