19.8.2019Porsche Taycan covers over 2,000 miles in 24 hour test
Porsche has revealed that its forthcoming Taycan EV has completed more than 2,000 miles in 24-hours, whilst undergoing pre-production testing at the Nardo high-speed test track in Italy.
Having racked up 2,128 miles (3,425 km) in a day, the distance proves not only the Porsche's performance, but both the value and the reliability of the Taycan's 800V ultra-high power charging capabilities.
The Taycan wil come to market with the ability to charge at up to 350 kW DC on a CCS charger - the type being installed across Europe by the Ionity network. Currently, the UK standard rapid charger is 50 kW, while the fastest charging EV on the road is Audi's e-tron at 150 kW.
Porsche put the Taycan through its paces at speeds of between 121 mph to 133 mph (195-215 km/h) in scorching temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius and a track temperature as high as 54 degrees Celsius. It took a team of six test drivers to complete the test, pausing only for driver changes and quick charging stops, around Nardo's almost eight mile bowl.
The charging system has been developed using technology developed during Porsche's highly-successful time at the Le Mans 24h race and World Endurance Championship.
Sitting at high speed for long periods of time and regular ultra-high powered charging sessions allowed the Taycan to cover a distance equivalent to that between Nardo - in Italy's heel - to Trondheim in Norway within 24 hours.
Stefan Weckbach, Vice President Product Line Taycan, reported that "the Taycan mastered this ambitious endurance run without any problems. "The result achieved in Nardo highlights the advantages of the unique 800-volt technology and its high maturity level. Before the Taycan is launched on the market at the end of the year, we will have covered over six million test kilometres (more than 3.7 million miles) across the globe."