Porsche launches Taycan electric at Factory of the FutureSeptember 9, 2019
On Monday, September 9, Porsche launched mass production of its first commercial electric vehicle, the Taycan. The model was launched at the new plant in Zuffenhausen, which the company calls the “factory of the future.” This was reported by an AutoTimesNews correspondent.
Construction of the production site began in 2015, shortly after the premiere of the prototype electric vehicle Porsche Mission E. For the construction of the enterprise, about 35,000 tons of steel were used – about the same as needed to produce 140,000 911 coupes (generation 991). The total area of the premises was 170,000 square meters.
In new production facilities, electricity from renewable sources is used, and for domestic transportation exclusively electric equipment is used.
Recall that the Porsche Taycan was presented on September 4 at special events held in Canada, Germany and China. The novelty was equipped with two electric motors (on the front and rear axles), which provide four-wheel drive and are combined with a special dual-band gearbox.
At the time of launch, the Porsche Taycan is presented in two top versions – Turbo and Turbo S. The units of the latter, when the Launch Control quick start function is activated in Overboost mode, give out 761 horsepower (560 kilowatts). The total power of the turbo version is 680 liters. with. (500 kW), which allows the electric car to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. The maximum speed of both modifications is 260 km per hour.
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