Hybrids & Electrics

Tech Facts That Make The Porsche Taycan Even Cooler

The Porsche Taycan is the epitome of luxury electric vehicles, and it sets the stage for an all-new generation of electric cars. With Porsche technology and luxury, they’ve created a car that’s even better than we could have ever expected. The Taycan might be a strong enough contender to change the minds of even the most stubborn anti-electric car enthusiasts. This Porsche isn’t just a competitor for the Tesla Roadster, either, because it has some innovative technology that gets even the most classic-car lover excited.

The Porsche Taycan was better than we could have expected

Porsche is new to the fully-electric car game, but they aren’t new to speed. When it comes to the Taycan, the team at Porsche wanted everything to be perfect, from the charging experience to the actual drive, and for a starting price of $103,800, we’d expect nothing less. Fast charging the Taycan can be an incredibly quick chore, but it doesn’t come without cost. To do this, Porsche had to design a system that allowed them to track fast charging, and that’s how the Porsche DC Energy Meter, which enables consumers to fast charge their Taycan on the go — and, of course, pay for it.

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo | Porsche

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Unlike ideas set forth by Tesla, the Taycan charging stations are just giant battery sources, with no ability to use solar charging to replenish the system. That means that each charging station is connected to a battery itself, which cannot recharge autonomously. This might be something Porsche pushes to improve on at a later time.

It only gets better from here

Computer enthusiasts are familiar with the idea of liquid cooling, but it’s not something commonly used for car technology, at least it hasn’t been yet. The charging cable for the Taycan is designed to use liquid enclosed in the system to keep the charging cord from overheating. This is only present in public Taycan charging stations as your at-home charging cable does not include a liquid cooling system.

Porsche Taycan 4S
Porsche Taycan 4S | Roadshow via Instagram

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Apply CarPlay isn’t an uncommon thing to find in modern cars. Still, the Taycan is the first car that is programmed to integrate with the actual Apple Music application, meaning you can search the Apple store and download music or connect right to your music library. No other car manufacturer has done this before, and we are curious to see if it’s a practical application or will turn out to be relatively useless along the way. It does, of course, have Apply CarPlay capabilities as well.

The Taycan is not the first time we’ve seen Porsche put their best foot forward, and they are doing well to keep up with constantly changing demands. Even more so, Porsche does a great job of pioneering new technology, whether it be to produce faster cars or to set the stage for a new generation of what we will expect from the vehicle. The Taycan is, without a doubt, a car that showcases the possibilities of the future.