Porsche Taycan

Range Anxiety Dead? Electric Porsche Does 2148 Miles in 24 Hrs

Covering 2,128 miles in a day. That’s enough to carry a car about the distance from Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia in just twenty four hours. That’s impressive enough in any car, but there’s something extra special about this particular run, because it was done in a Porsche. An electric Porsche. That’s right, kids. Last week, at Italy’s Nardo test track, a pre-production prototype of the upcoming, hotly anticipated and all electric Porsche Taycan drove more than 2000 miles in just twenty-four hours. That’s an average speed of just under 90 MPH, and that includes charging time. (!) So, yeah– these guys were driving FAST, all day and all night. The test served to hype the Taycan, of course, but the first full year’s supply of the f...

Audi e-tron GT Factory Gears Up for Production

The almost-ready Porsche Taycan isn’t the only good-looking sporty electric car coming from the Volkswagen/Audi Group next year. Over at Audi, they have the wickedly styled– and wickedly fast!– Audi e-tron GT that’s set to begin production as well. To that end, Volkswagen has officially broken ground on a number of upgrades to the Audi Sport GmbH production facilities in the Böllinger Höfe, with the completion date slated for the fall of 2019. “Since the Böllinger Höfe was already created in the design phase as a small-series production facility with innovative and flexible production processes, that gives us the ideal conditions to produce the e-tron GT alongside the Audi R8,” Audi’s Production Manager, Wolfgang Schanz, explained in an interview. ...

Production-ready Electric Porsche Taycan Breaks Cover in China

Get Plugged In In a Hurry? Here are the major points of this post. Porsche’s First Electric Car is Almost Ready This is the Tesla Model S’ First Real Competition Seen here roaming the streets of Shanghai and the track outside the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) is the ultra-quick, fully electric Porsche Taycan super-sedan in full production spec. trim. And you’ll probably see it again, too– that’s because this pre-production Taycan prototype is setting off on something of a “world tour” ahead of its official unveiling at this September’s Frankfurt Auto Show. To say that the Porsche Taycan has been hotly anticipated is an understatement. With more than 600 HP on tap from its electric motors, the slinky Porsche is expected to blast from 0-60 MP...

5 New VEHICLES We’re Looking Forward to in 2019

2018 has brought us a ton of great green car action, from a wild Formula 1 season that saw Ferrari– finally!– put up a legitimate challenge to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to the CEO of a multi-billion dollar EV company calling a British rescue diver a pedophile on a public forum. It’s been an awesome year, and the green car revolution keeps soldiering on, but some aspects of that march are more exciting than others. To that end, here are five of the new vehicles set to debut in the coming year that we’re most excited about here at Gas 2. Check out the list, then let us know what new cars or bikes you’re most looking forward to most in the comments section at the bottom of the page.   The New Lynk & Co. 01 You’ve likely heard the phrase, “...

Electric Porsche Taycan is Getting an Off-road, Rally-ready Twin

The first Taycan hasn’t even hit the ground, yet, but it’s already spawning a whole line of electric Porsche models. A spiritual successor to 928 is expected (if the Taycan isn’t that, already), but the first one we’re getting is an off-road, rally-ready electric SUV. The upcoming electric Porsche SUV will feature styling based heavily on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept unveiled earlier this year, but there’s not much more to the announcement than that. In fact, it’s barely a statement at all. The official release just reads: The second electric athlete from Zuffenhausen: At its meeting on 18 October, the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG gave the green light for series production of the concept study Mission E Cross Turismo. No mention of the Porsche ...

Taycan Fast Charging Station Gets a Name: Porsche Pit Stop

It took a while for the Porsche Mission e to get an official name. Even after settling on Taycan, however, it seems like Porsche wasn’t done naming stuff. So with that, meet the German fast-charging station with a brand new name: Porsche Pit Stop. Part of the company’s planned EV charging network of 500 EV charging stations in North America, the Porsche Pit Stop is scheduled to be installed next. Just in time for the launch of the all-electric Porsche Taycan, in fact. Once ready, they’ll be able to charge the Taycan’s 800-volt battery in “ultra fast” time … whatever that means. Even that charging network, though, is just part of a bigger plan to make Porsche buyers forget that there’s another super ultra fast charging network out there for a ...

Video: Porsche Taycan Caught Testing at the Nürburgring

The Porsche Mission E, now re-branded as the Porsche Taycan, has been spotted testing on the iconic Nürburgring testing track in Germany– and it looks awesome. The new star from Stuttgart sounds like a jet airplane as it flies around the track with its faux-exhaust pipes in tow! Porsche has been touring the car around. And, more recently, have been taking it out onto public roads to generate PR for more rigorous testing prior to the production launch in late 2019. The beast of a car hit the track in its new production-ready exterior, but with a front fascia that looks to be very much in process. With at least a year until it is expected to hit showrooms, that’s no surprise but we are very quickly approaching the pencils down period for the car, if it is to have a shot at making it to...

Porsche Buys into Electric Supercar Builder Rimac

You read that right. German carmaker and engineering extraordinaire, Porsche, has purchased a minority stake in Rimac– the Croatian company most famous for building really fast electric cars for Richard Hammond to crash on TV. In a statement, Rimac said that the deal supports its position as a leading EV technology supplier and high-performance electric vehicle manufacturer. And, frankly, it’s hard to argue with that- especially when you consider that this announcement comes just a few days after the electric Porsche Taycan announcement. Does Porsche need help getting its electric car program off the ground? Or- worse!- do they need help making the Mission E Porsche Taycan fast enough to run down the new twin-engine Tesla Model 3? It might be a while before we answer either of ...

Artist Imagines Electric Porsche 911 of Tomorrow

Macedonian artist Dejan Hristov realizes that the future of the automobile is electric– and he’s apparently been thinking about what that means for one of his favorite automotive icons, the Porsche 911. And, in looking at the tremendous amount of work he’s put into his concept renderings, above, I think it’s safe to say that he’s been thinking about an electric Porsche 911 a lot. It’s easy to see a Porsche 911 in Hristov’s concept. Heck, other than the futuristic lighting and probably illegal lack of a rear window, this could have been presented to me as the 2020 911 and I wouldn’t have called bulls***. It looks, to me, like taht much of a Porsche. But it’s Porsche-ness isn’t my favorite thing about this particular art project ...

Porsche Taycan – Mission E Gets a New Name

Porsche has some news about its own 4-passenger electric sports car, the Mission E. Except it’s not the Mission E, anymore. It’s the Taycan- a name that can be translated to mean “lively young horse”, which references the imagery at the heart of the storied brand’s Stuttgart crest that has “featured a leaping steed since 1952”. So — yeah. Make of that what you will, I guess. You can read all about the new Taycan’s name- and about Porsche’s plans to get the 600 HP all-electric sportscar into production– in the official Porsche press release, below. Be sure to check out the new Tacan infographic while you’re there, and let us know what you think about the new name in the comments section at the bottom of the page.   “Miss...