Porsche has now entered the electric car market. Could others soon follow?
Electric cars are becoming more and more of a thing, and are making their way into commonplace culture.
On Wednesday, Porsche revealed its first ever electric car, the Taycan. According to CNN Business, there are two versions of this modern technological vehicle: the 670 horsepower Taycan Turbo and the 751 horsepower Taycan Turbo S.
The funny thing about the names of these cars are that they aren’t technically turbos. Turbochargers are actually used to increase the power of gasoline engines, but Porsche is basically just using the word “turbo” because it sounds cool.
Get your checkbooks ready because the Turbo will run you about $151,000 and the Turbo S will get up to $185,000. Porsche is also planning on releasing an electric crossover SUV late next year.
Although Porsche is known for their high performance gas powered cars, their new line of electric cars are no joke either. The Taycan S can go from 0 to 60 in just 2.6 seconds, which is as quick as the Porsche 911 Turbo. The new electric models also have 5 different modes for drivers to choose from: Sport, Sport Plus, Normal, Range (most energy efficient), and Individual (allows the driver to make custom changes).
The coolest thing about the new Porsche Taycan is that although it is fully electric, it doesn’t look like an electric car. This is not a dorky looking Nissan Leaf or Toyota Prius. The Porsche Taycan looks just like a regular supercar that even the most pure Porsche fanatics can find reasons to enjoy it.
Electric cars are becoming the future to alternative energy and Porsche releasing their model is just another step towards that change. Don’t be surprised if we see other major luxury car manufacturers doing the same thing.