Tag: Porsche

May 10, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Porsche begins street testing the electric Macan

Camouflaged prototypes of the all-electric Macan have now left the factory for the first time after initial test drives at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach. Porsche also announced that the e-Macan will be launched in 2023.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:01 pm

Fraunhofer SiCeffizient project to boost EV ranges

Together with Porsche and Bosch, a Fraunhofer team is developing new inverters for electric cars that will convert energy between the battery and motor more efficiently than before. The ‘SiCeffizent’ project’s focus is on cooling silicon carbide semiconductors.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:54 pm

Audi returns to Le Mans with hybrid hypercar

Following a series of hints, Audi now officially announced plans to enter a hybrid sports car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in the 2023 season. Unlike Toyota or Peugeot, however, the German company will not build a hypercar according to Le Mans rules.

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Apr 25, 2021 - 10:32 am

Porsche considers battery plant in Germany

Porsche wants to build its own battery cell factory for the production of “high-performance batteries” in Tübingen, Germany. Although the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer plans to purchase batteries for its electric cars from parent company Volkswagen in the future, high-performance cells – that is “a Porsche domain”.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 12:05 pm

Partners pledge to implement Plug&Charge across Europe

Major players such as BMW AG, Groupe Renault, Stellantis, Tritium and Volkswagen AG, and Shell, bp, and Total, have agreed to implement Plug&Charge as standardised by ISO before the second half of this year. A dedicated project team at CharIN is to drive the implementation.

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Apr 7, 2021 - 12:39 pm

Porsche battery cell JV Cellforce Group awaits approval

The planned battery cell joint venture between Porsche and Fraunhofer spin-off Customcells becomes more concrete. The German antitrust authority (Bundeskartellamt) is looking into the Cellforce Group with reports suggesting that P3 will be the third partner in the new company.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 01:58 pm

Porsche to remain with the Formula E

Porsche will remain loyal to Formula E in the coming years. When the FIA Formula E World Championship enters a new era from the 2022/23 season with further developed “Gen3” race cars, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer will be there.

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Mar 24, 2021 - 02:52 pm

Porsche to decide on electric Boxster by Summer 2021

Porsche has not yet decided whether the next generation of the 718 series (Cayman and Boxster) will have a fully-electric drive. Actually, the decision should have been made in 2020. However, it is clear that there will be a new generation of smaller sports cars.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 03:38 pm

Porsche updates Taycan charging function software

Porsche has announced a software update for older Taycan models. This should also provide  2019 and 2020 model year customers with the same improvements with which the 2021 model year has been delivered since September 2020. It should also soon be possible to retrofit the 22 kW AC charger.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 03:07 pm

Porsche demands sustainable battery cell production

Porsche wants to become CO2-neutral in balance sheet terms across the entire value chain by 2030, which also has implications for battery suppliers. For the planned CO2 neutrality, the sports car manufacturer wants to “not compensate, but avoid”.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 03:00 pm

Porsche increases stake in Rimac to 24%

Porsche is increasing its stake in the Croatian electric technology and sports car company Rimac Automobili from 15.5 to 24 per cent. At its most recent meeting, the supervisory board of Porsche AG agreed to invest a further 70 million euros for this purpose.

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Mar 4, 2021 - 06:21 pm

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo sports four drive options

Porsche is expanding its all-electric sportscar range and has unveiled four fully electric Taycan Cross Turismo models. Like the Taycan sports saloon, the Cross Turismo always comes with a big battery option and all-wheel-drive, but with its storage space and dedicated chassis, the Turismo is more than just an offshoot. Deliveries are due to start […]

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Mar 2, 2021 - 11:43 am

Porsche auctions Taycan Artcar for charity

American artist Richard Phillips has turned Porsche’s Taycan into an art object. The Taycan Artcar will be sold in April in a worldwide online auction with all proceeds going to support artists in Switzerland.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 02:27 pm

Porsche announces new Cayenne series manager

Porsche has found a replacement for Cayenne series manager Manfred Harrer, who left for Apple to work on Project Titan. Stefan Weckbach used to be the chief developer of the Taycan electric model and will now take over responsibility for the large SUV series.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 11:30 am

CAM study finds Tesla most innovative automaker

The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) has analysed the innovative strength of 32 car manufacturers looking at 291 innovations in the field of electric mobility. Tesla remains by far the top innovator in the technology field but is tracked by VW.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:58 pm

Is Ionity looking for external investment?

Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity. According to a media report, financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 12:17 am

Porsche releases the RWD Taycan

While the Porsche Taycan with rear-wheel drive is already available in China, dealerships in Germany, the US and the UK are now to follow. With rear-wheel drive and the optional battery, the basic Taycan is the version of the model series with the longest range.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:12 pm

German carmakers increase electric car sales

German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Audi to present first Artemis model at the IAA

According to a media report, the concept for the first Audi model of the Artemis electric showcase project will be presented at the IAA this fall. There is also further information on the start of series production planned for the end of 2024 and possible offshoots in the VW Group.

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Dec 15, 2020 - 05:13 pm

Plug&Charge: The missing link to a breakthrough

In the coming year, more and more charging stations will be Plug&Charge-capable, thanks to several steps that have been taken behind the scenes. This lays the groundwork from which the automotive industry at large should now benefit. That being said, for the technology to be widely used, one main thing is still missing: a large […]

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Nov 30, 2020 - 06:46 pm

Nine hours for 130 miles in a Porsche

A couple from Kent said it took more than nine hours to drive 130 miles home from Bournemouth as they struggled to find a working charger. Most were either broken, occupied or too slow to provide a meaningful charge on the powerful EV.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Iberdrola & Porsche build charging parks in Spain

Porsche and the Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola have announced the construction of 35 HPC parks with six to eight charging points each in Spain. Twenty sites are expected to be put into operation next year, with the remaining 15 charging parks to follow in 2022.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 10:28 am

A torque full of surprise

The exact reasons behind this parking manoeuvre with a Porsche Taycan, that was captured by a surveillance camera, are unknown. It certainly ended spectacularly wrong and the owner will have some explaining to do when speaking to his insurance company.
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Oct 29, 2020 - 11:37 am

Porsche makes it big

The Dubai market launch of the fully electric Taycan was accompanied by a large light show on the facade of the world’s tallest building. On a total area of 33,000 square meters, Porsche presented the most important milestones in the company’s history up to the Taycan on the Burj Khalifa.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 02:59 pm

Porsche Cayenne PHEVs to receive larger battery

Porsche has increased the capacity of the high-voltage battery in the plug-in hybrids of the Cayenne. Thanks to optimised cells, the gross capacity increases from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh, resulting in a range increase of around 30 per cent.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 01:50 pm

Porsche announces two additional hybrid Panamera

Porsche has added two more plug-in hybrids to the range of drive systems for the revised Panamera presented in August. In addition to the already familiar 4S e-hybrid, the Turbo S e-hybrid and the 4 e-hybrid will now follow.

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Oct 13, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Audi & FAW sign MoU on EV joint venture

Audi and FAW have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint production of electric vehicles based on the PPE platform, which Audi developed with Porsche. With FAW, the German Volkswagen brand wants to produce several purely electric Audi models for the Chinese market from 2024.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/10/porsche-begins-street-testing-the-electric-macan/
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