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Porsche, and other legacy automakers for that matter, haven’t had the easiest time breaking into the luxury electric vehicle (EV) space. In an attempt to dethrone segment champs like the Tesla Model S, Porsche released the Taycan, a fully electric luxury sedan. Better yet, the 2025 Porsche Taycan is back with a lengthier range, more power, and quicker charging. So, will the new Taycan put pressure on Tesla’s longest-running luxury model?

The 2025 Porsche Taycan is back with more power, range, and faster charging

The 2025 model year sees the return of the Porsche Taycan. Fortunately, the posh EV returns with power, speed, and practicality in mind. For starters, the 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo S raises power output to 938 horsepower. It’s the most powerful road-going Porsche ever. 

What’s more, Zuffenhausen imbued the latest luxury Porsche sedan with faster charging; the Taycan will reportedly charge at up to 320 kW under ideal conditions. Further, the 2025 Porsche Taycan works in a standard 150 kW DC/DC converter to optimize rates on 400-volt charging networks. 

A green 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo drives around a corner.
Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo | Porsche

Porsche’s press release for the upcoming Taycan reports the model’s regenerative capacity during braking increased by over 30%. 

On paper, the luxury Porsche EV is pricier and less powerful than the Tesla Model S– for now

At a glance, the 2025 Porsche Taycan doesn’t look like much of a match for the 2024 Telsa Model S. At the speedier side of the trims, the Taycan Turbo S will produce 938 horsepower with its “overboost” function activated. That’s a fabulous figure, and near as makes no difference four figures. However, it’s not quite the 1,020 horsepower of the Model S Plaid. 

Make and modelRangePeak powerStarting price
Porsche Taycan Turbo S391 miles938 horsepower$210,995
Tesla Model S Plaid359 miles1,020 horsepower$89,990
A blue Tesla Model S Plaid drives down an urban street.
Tesla Model S Plaid | Tesla

According to Car and Driver, the new Taycan Turbo S will start at around $210,995. That’s a shocking $121,005 gulf between the German luxury EV and the quickest arrow in Tesla’s quiver. What’s more, Porsche will only cover electrical architecture under its warranty for 100,000 miles or eight years; Tesla will cover a Model S for unlimited mileage within the same timeframe.