The All-Electric Porsche Taycan is More Than Just a Car

The introduction and success of the Taycan shows that Porsche is taking a whole new direction with their technology, and maybe even the future of their cars. It goes to show that electric cars can be produced with just as much luxury and performance as any gasoline-powered car, and the Porsche Taycan might even do it better. But overall, the Taycan is more than just a car; it’s a peek into the future of the automotive industry.

It’s just the beginning

We know newer companies like Tesla that focus solely on all-electric cars, but for companies that have as much history and heritage with gasoline cars as Porsche, all-electric models are something different. For a company to go from decades of gasoline-powered cars to electric cars or even hybrids is a major step in a different direction. With vehicles like the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, the brand tip-toed its way into perfecting electric vehicles.

A Porsche Taycan Turbo S on display at an auto show
A Porsche Taycan Turbo S on display | DANIEL ROLAND/AFP via Getty Images

The future of cars

When automatic transmission first became popular, many people speculated that it would mean the inevitable death of the manual transmission. Since then, they haven’t been totally correct, but the number of cars that you can buy brand new with a manual transmission are decreasing year after year. Even cars well-known for their manual transmissions like the Corvette have ditched the clutch with its latest model, the C8. This is the same mentality that many people have with electric cars.

With the Porsche Taycan, the company is making a statement: they can adapt to any change in the automotive market. Not only is Porsche adapting, but they are also producing cars that are attempting to dominate the market. No matter what side of the fence you stand on when it comes to the growing popularity of electric vehicles, the Porsche Taycan is a turning point for the company, and it proves that no matter what happens, the brand will continue to adapt and succeed.

An employee of Porsche AG wears a mouthguard in the production of the battery electric driven sports car Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan EV | Marijan Murat/picture alliance via Getty Images

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The hottest tech

Aside from the electric motor aspect of the car, the new technology that the Porsche Taycan offers gives us a peek into what to expect from Porsche over the next few years and may even set the newest trends for other manufacturers. Features like a touch-screen dashboard that you can customize give the car a leg up for being high-tech.

2020 Porsche Taycan interior
2020 Porsche Taycan interior | Matthew Skwarczek

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The Porsche Taycan’s capabilities offer just about everything you could want in a vehicle, and for as great as it is, there is so much more than what meets the eyes. The Taycan is a door into the future of Porsche, but also into the future of the automotive world.