The new Taycan electric sports coupe is one of the most advanced cars in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s beyond our understanding. Rather than forcing us to read reems of technical journals, Porsche has thankfully hired a popular TV personality to clarify the science behind all that the tech.
Bill Nye The Science Guy is hosting a five-part video series designed to explain how some of the Taycan’s key technologies separate it from other electric cars on today’s market. Some of that tech includes the Taycan’s 800-volt battery, as well as its innovative aerodynamics setup, its regenerative braking, its two-speed transmission, and its repeatable performance.
The series, which is dubbed “Bill Nye Explains The All-Electric Taycan,” takes place at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles and covers the electric model’s “one-of-a-kind design and performance features that make it exceptional to drive,” said Porsche in a press release.
Nye breaks down complex subject matter using simple terms, and as always transforms what might otherwise be dry scientific information into a quick and entertaining show that’s great for all ages.
Despite arriving only last year, the Taycan is already available in two body styles and four different trims, including the 4, 4S, Turbo and Turbo S. The sleek Taycan four-door coupe can be had in 4S, Turbo and Turbo S trims, while the new Taycan Cross Turismo is available in all four trims, plus it can be had with an optional Off-road Design package that raises its ride height and adds more rugged styling features.
The top-line Taycan Turbo S flagship is capable of sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in only 2.8 seconds thanks to 750 horsepower from twin electric motors, while its standard all-wheel drive system maintains adhesion at each corner no matter the road surface below.
To learn more about the highly advanced Porsche Taycan, contact Porsche Centre Vancouver at (604) 736-7911, or visit our dealership at 688 Terminal Ave, Vancouver.
Story Credits: Trevor Hofmann
Photo Credits: Porsche
Date Posted: June 2021
Watch Bill Nye explain the key technologies of the Porsche Taycan in a five-part video series!