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IT'S ELECTRIC

Porsche slides into EV category with sporty Taycan

An electric car with the soul and feel of a Porsche? Sounds impossible, but it has become reality with the release of the Porsche Taycan, the first completely electric vehicle from the luxury performance automaker.

“To Porsche owners, performance is everything,” says Adam Alkassmi of Porsche Beachwood in Beachwood, Ohio. “The Taycan offers the performance, styling and heritage that Porsche owners expect.”

He touts the vehicle’s powerful battery system, including "Overboost" power for added oomph when it is needed most. The base model Taycan goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.1 seconds. By comparison, the Toyota Prius takes nearly twice as long at 9.7 seconds.

A 9.5-hour charge provides approximately 200 miles of range and a top track speed of 143 miles per hour.

There are several versions of the Taycan available, including sporty models with more power and even a hatchback model with more storage room. “The Taycan fits a variety of lifestyles, from convenience and practicality to power and performance,” says Adam.

Taycan was introduced just last year, with the rear-wheel drive base model debuting this year (the others are all-wheel drive). It has proved popular with Porsche fans who want to escape from fossil fuels, but don’t want to drive a small, boxy vehicle stereotypical of electric cars.

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