Dräxlmaier producing Porsche Taycan battery system
The German automobile supplier Dräxlmaier, located near Stuttgart, is starting series production of the 800-volt total battery system for the Porsche Taycan. For this purpose, the Bavarian company built their first battery assembly plant on an area of 10,000 sqm.
“We have prototypes of the 718 running in electric now.”
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume details further electric Porsche cars to follow the Taycan and says the company has “prototypes of the 718 running in electric now”. The new models will utilise the PPE platform Porsche is sharing with Audi, and hybrid models are under consideration as well.
Japan: ABB to set up charging network for Porsche
ABB will install a rapid charging network in Japan for Porsche’s Taycan and future electrical models from the manufacturer. An agreement has now been reached to install ABB fast chargers at Porsche centers and public facilities throughout Japan.
Porsche reclaims axle production for Macan EV
With the fully electric Macan to enter production in Leipzig early on in the next decade, Porsche is integrating axle assembly on-site. So far, the factory had outsourced this work to a supplier and Porsche says, the new unit will create more than 100 jobs and help keep motors a USP.
DE: Porsche to invest €600M to build electric Macan
Porsche has selected the plant in Leipzig for another push towards electrification. 600 million euros for what will be the fifth expansion of the site in Saxony, former East Germany, are to help Porsche to set course on manufacturing future electric models.
Porsche Taycan clocks 20,000 pre-order options
Porsche has already registered more than 20,000 potential buyers for its first electric car, the Taycan. Potential customers have had themselves entered in a list for an option programme with a down payment of 2,500 euros (in Europe).
Porsche to release fully electric Macan SUV in 2022
Porsche wants to offer its Macan SUV with a fully electric drive. After a lot of rumours, the electric Macan has received production approval through the Board and Porsche CFO Lutz Meschke has now said that the electric Macan should be out by 2022.
Porsche plays for the record
Porsche converted the last set of tyres from its 919 Hybrid that won Le Mans in 2017 into a record of the feasible kind. They pressed the tires into a vinyl record titled ‘The 24 Minutes of Le Mans’ that is a retelling of Porsche’s history at the 24-hour race. What a lifecycle.
Porsche Taycan for tykes
For those who cannot afford Porsche’s incoming BEV flagship the Taycan just yet, Playmobile is offering a budget version that is a little more compact. The toy version even drives fully electrically, although via remote, and placing a passenger inside may prove a bit difficult.
Taycan customers get free charging in the USA
Purchasers of the electric Porsche Taycan will be allowed to use Electrify America fast-charging stations for up to 30 minutes for free for a three year period. The corresponding agreement between Porsche and the VW subsidiary was just announced.
Porsche Taycan to carry 90 kWh battery
Additional details regarding Porsche’s first all-electric model Taycan have seeped through to the public. They apparently came from Stefan Weckbach, head of Porsche’s electric car project, who answered a few questions from customers in Norway.
Porsche & Audi ramp up debut electric car production
Porsche and Audi are planning to expand their production capacities even before the market launch of their first electric car models due to the high demand. Porsche even speaks of doubling their output of the all-electric Taycan and to expand to another facility on top.
FastCharge delivers high power charging at 450 kW
BMW, Porsche, Allego, Phoenix Contact and Siemens succeed in boosting the charging capacity to a remarkable 450 kW. The companies demonstrated prototypes of both charging stations as well as dedicated demo vehicles developed as part of the FastCharge project this Wednesday in Bavaria. And, we were there to document.
Porsche Holding Salzburg offers Varta battery storage solution
The commercial storage solution Varta flex storage will be available for charging EVs in car dealerships across Europe, in order to help buffer grid impact, among other things. The background is a recently agreed cooperation between Varta Storage with the Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche Holding Salzburg.
Porsche accelerating their mission electrification
Porsche is beginning to make real noise for its upcoming all-electric car, the Taycan. Formerly dubbed Mission E, workers in Stuttgart have started a small series production in the new facility. Porsche will use those first 100 EVs for testing and practising.
Porsche almost sells out hybrid mini-racer
Porsche is offering a 1:8 scale model of their Le Mans 919 Hybrid race car. While the mini-racer looks great, it does come as a surprise that the toy racer has almost sold out on the website, as the price-tag for the model is set at $14,689.
Update on PHEV adaption to WLTP
The new WLTP standard in the EU has automobile manufacturers scrambling to adapt their plug-in hybrid vehicles to the new emissions regulations. Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche have even temporarily halted sales of PHEVs in the EU.