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The rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan features the longest electric driving range of the line-up
Porsche has launched a new, rear-wheel drive version of its Taycan all-electric four-door performance saloon, with the model now offering the longest range of any model in the line-up.
Coming in beneath the current Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S in the line-up, the Taycan will cover up to 301 miles on a charge when fitted with the 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus - or up to 268 miles with the standard 79.2 kWh Performance Battery.
Power comes in at either 300 kW (408 hp) in overboost mode with the standard battery, or 350 kW (476 hp) for the Performance Battery Plus, with normal power outputs rated at 240 kW (326 hp) or 280 kW (380 hp) respectively. The 0-62 mph sprint is covered in 5.4 seconds no matter which battery is specified, and the top speed is 143 mph.
Porsche has fitted a 22 kW AC on-board charger to the Taycan as standard, whilst maximum DC charging is up to 225 kW for the standard battery or 270 kW for the Performance Battery Plus on ultra-rapid charge points. This means both batteries can be charged from 5-80% in 22.5 minutes, and that 62 miles’ worth of range is added in just five minutes.
The same electric motor and two-speed transmission as found on the rest of the Taycan range is fitted to the rear-wheel drive Taycam, with the key difference being the removal of an electric motor on the front axle.
Prices start at £70,690 for the Taycan, with the Performance Battery Plus costing an additional £4,049. Orders can be placed now, with the first models arriving in Porsche Centres from the spring.