Porsche Taycan (Mission E) vs. Tesla Model X
Porsche's new electric car, the Porsche Taycan (previously known as the Mission E), brings the future of automobiles into the present. The Taycan, roughly translated as ‘lively young horse’, marks the production of the first purely electric Porsche ever and will give Tesla’s Model X and other Tesla electric cars a real run for their money.
The Taycan will be powered by a pair of electric motors with a combined output of over 600 horsepower, with the rear motor being more powerful than the front. This electric sports car will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds and to 125 miles per hour in less than twelve seconds. It will also serve up multiple driving modes to tailor its lithium-ion battery and motor performance to the type of driving you're doing. In layman's terms, this means you'll be able to hypermile (the use of fuel-saving techniques to maximize a vehicle's fuel mileage.) when you don't need the full capabilities of the motors to save battery. Olive Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, said of the new Taycan: "Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom."
The Porsche Taycan will also offer a consistent level of power that is unprecedented among electric vehicles, even when compared to Tesla’s Model X line: Multiple launches in a row will be possible without a loss in performance, and the vehicle's maximum range will be over 300 miles as measured in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
Porsche says that owner will be able to power the Taycan up to 80 percent in only 15 minutes with an 800-volt charger, which is a feat for modern electric sports cars. That means you will be able to charge your Taycan to go another 250 miles in under 20 minutes.
Production of Porsche’s Taycan (Mission E) will begin in early as 2019. Learn more about Porsches’ electric vehicles at The Porsche Exchange in Highland Park, Illinois today. Call or stop by to speak with a Porsche expert on our team today!