Porsche’s fully electric sports car now available in Philippines

Porsche Taycan

The Porsche’s fully electric, four-door sports car Porsche Taycan is now available in the Philippines.

The Taycan comes in three variants, and now available regionally is the flagship version, the Taycan Turbo S. The Taycan Turbo S can bring up to 761 PS. Embodying Soul Electrified, the sports car speeds up from a standstill to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and its driving range is rated at up to 412 kilometers. The Taycan is the first production electric vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts rather than the usual 400 volts for electric cars, enabling the vehicle for quick battery-charging times.

To support the Taycan’s operation in the nation, Porsche Philippines is collaborating with ABB, a Swedish-Swiss multinational technology company, which right now, counts over 10 years of expertise in the electric vehicle charging market. The Taycan Turbo S utilizes the high-powered ABB DC Charger that can provide up to 175 kW of power. This ABB unit can charge the Taycan Turbo S from 10 percent to 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes, which is good for a range of almost 300 kilometers.

Charging time of around five minutes by using the 175-kW charger can yield up to 65 kilometers of driving range. Each Taycan from the automaker in the country comes with a Porsche Mobile Charger Connect, an AC charger with a 5-inch touchscreen display, including advanced features such as adjustable current rating, charging history, and PIN lock. The charger can be plugged into any household socket or into an industrial socket for quicker charging time.

The Taycan is Porsche’s first wholly electric sports car and is constructed at the automaker’s bespoke, CO2-neutral production facility located in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Despite its four-door configuration, the Taycan is a genuine sports car closely related to the well-known Porsche 911.

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