Porsche: Our Future is Electrified
Porsche sent shockwaves through the automotive industry when it announced that it would transition to an all-electric model lineup by 2025. The German automaker world-renowned for legendary sportscars and performance luxury SUV’s recently launched the all-new Taycan and was eager to showcase its power.
The Taycan represents the ‘newly-electrified’ spirit and power of Porsche. Notably, the Taycan Turbo base model pushes 670 horsepower and can travel from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.0 seconds. The Taycan Turbo S is even faster; clocking in at 2.6 seconds 0 to 60 MPH from a mind-numbing 750 horsepower. True to the iconic spirit of the brand, Porsche is establishing itself as a top competitor in the all-electric sector.
According To Porsche Expect A Wide Variety By 2025
In a recent interview with President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Klaus Zellmer, we learn more about the brand’s future plans: “By 2025, we expect more than 50% of the vehicles we sell worldwide will have a plug, whether hybrid or all-electric. Luxury consumers expect, with a brand’s purpose, or sustainability to play a major part.”
Zellmer also revealed that Porsche’s legendary 911 model would be the last in its lineup to go electric. There seems to have been some controversy surrounding the brand’s oldest model making the transition; however, Porsche revealed that they would always offer combustion engines options.
The German automaker’s big push towards electric vehicles comes from the brand’s parent company, Volkswagen AG, which plans to bring fifty all-electric models to market through its various vehicle brands. Volkswagen AG’s first all-electric model, the e-tron, was done through the Audi brand. According to information from Volkswagen AG, Audi and Porsche will work together in furthering the push for all-electric vehicles in the luxury vehicle market.
Volkswagen AG is the largest manufacturer of vehicles on earth – their vast engineering resources and global reach through their brand holdings allow them to develop and distribute a variety of electric platforms across the world. From economy, mid-size, full-size, luxury and performance cars, trucks and SUV’s, to commercial grade vehicles, the future of electric power from Volkswagen AG is very exciting.
Porshe Technology To Reduce “Range Anxiety”
The concern of distance limitations and duration of charge, known as range anxiety, is being addressed by engineers around the world. These scientists are working feverishly to increase the battery power storage capabilities of lithium ion, as well as increase power regeneration from braking and other uses while under driving conditions.
Simultaneously, these engineers are working to shape the platform(s) that these vehicles are built onto in order to expand the range of vehicle design options. If a platform can accommodate a mid-sized SUV, this platform may also accommodate a longer coupé, or new-segment sedan within the Porsche brand stable. These are very exciting options from a company with such an iconic legacy.
For over 67 years, Porsche has helped shape and define world-class sports cars and luxury performance. With now a commitment to further develop electric power for use in all their models beginning in 2025, Porsche is positioned to literally transport us all in ways we never thought possible.
Thank you Porsche, we are ready!