The Porsche Taycan is the most exciting and important new model to be released by Porsche in recent years. With an all-new electric sports car comes new terminology to get familiar with. Below we have listed a few of the most common terms to learn before the release of the Taycan.
Recovery of energy. When the driver presses the brake pedal, the electric motors are used as generators and so initially deceleration takes place without the intervention of the mechanical wheel brakes. The kinetic energy of the Taycan is then converted back into electrical energy that is routed back into the battery. A distinction can be made between overrun recuperation and brake recuperation. With overrun recuperation, the electric motors are used for deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released. In brake recuperation, the braking system is used to decide which part of deceleration is realised by recuperation and which part by conventional wheel braking.
Charging using Alternating Current. However, electric cars store direct current in the battery. 240 V/400 V alternating current must therefore be converted into direct current. This is done by the on-board charger in the vehicle.
Charging using Direct Current. The current is charged directly into the battery without further conversion as the rectifier is installed in the charging station. The booster in the on board charger makes 800 V power possible. The Taycan then has the charging capacity of up to 270 kW.
800 volt technology
The Porsche Taycan is the first production vehicle with 800 volt technology. The new generation of charging stations developed by Porsche Engineering Services GmbH is designed for 800 volt technology. This significantly shortens charging times because higher power outputs can be achieved.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here