Tag: Porsche

May 5, 2022 - 11:13 am

Porsche Taycan rounds up its records

The all-electric Porsche Taycan has set another Guinness World Record, this time for the most consecutive doughnuts (spins) in an electric car on ice. Stunt driver Terry Grant managed 69 doughnuts in a row in Sweden in a production Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo with winter tires.

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May 3, 2022 - 02:09 pm

Hyundai cuts close ties with Rimac

Hyundai Motor is ending projects with Rimac Group after the Croatian automaker deepened its ties to Porsche, insiders told automotive media. It remains to be seen what will happen to Hyundai-Kia’s stake in the Rimac Group, especially since the move already affects joint projects.

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Apr 20, 2022 - 04:23 pm

Porsche & Audi start charging alliance in Japan

Porsche and Audi have established a “Premium Charging Alliance” in Japan, through which BEV customers of the brands will be able to use the fast-charging stations of both companies from July 2022. These will be located at both dealerships and in city centres.

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Mar 29, 2022 - 12:38 pm

Porsche rumoured to be working on electric 911

Contrary to previous statements, Porsche apparently not only wants to hybridise its sports car icon 911, but also realise a purely electric version. According to a media report, an electric 911 is to come before the end of this decade. However, there are probably delays with the electric Macan.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 12:49 pm

Patents for a time gone by (almost)

Some manufacturers find it difficult to say goodbye to the internal combustion engine. According to a new paper filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Korean carmakers Kia and Hyundai could make their electric cars vibrate artificially to simulate the feeling in a car with a roaring motor.

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Mar 18, 2022 - 01:15 pm

Porsche confirms electric 718 successor

Porsche has now officially confirmed that it intends to offer its mid-engine 718 sports car exclusively in all-electric form by the middle of the decade. The sports car brand will also invest in its own HPC infrastructure.

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Mar 1, 2022 - 02:56 pm

War in Ukraine halts electric car supply chains

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has a devastating impact on the local population and is also affecting global supply chains. Missing parts are bringing assembly lines in Germany, the UK and the Czech Republic to a standstill.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 04:08 pm

Volkswagen looks ready to take Porsche public

Volkswagen wants to take Porsche public. The rumours that had been circulating for some time have now been officially confirmed by Porsche SE. Volkswagen could use the proceeds of a Porsche IPO to finance the development of new electric models, among other things.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 10:08 am

Volkswagen’s fire on the high seas

The freighter Felicity Ace, which is carrying around 4,000 cars from the Volkswagen Group, is floating in the Atlantic Ocean near the Azores after the crew was forced to abandon the vessel due to a fire.

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Feb 21, 2022 - 01:04 pm

Porsche to reinvest in Zuffenhausen plant

VW’s sports car subsidiary Porsche wants to invest around 500 million euros in its main plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The money is to be used to convert the production lines of the 718 series with Boxster and Cayman for the production of the purely electric successor generation.

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Feb 14, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Porsche takes home two Formula E wins from Mexico

Porsche won the first race since the factory entry two years ago at the third Formula E round of the season in Mexico City – it was the first victory for a Porsche Formula race car in over 30 years. Pascal Wehrlein won for team-mate André Lotterer and two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne.

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Feb 9, 2022 - 11:38 am

Taycan sets a charging record in the USA

The Porsche Taycan has set a new official Guinness World Record in the USA for the shortest charging time of an EV during a coast-to-coast drive. Wayne Gerdes completed the 2,834.5-mile trip from L.A. to New York in a 2021 Taycan with a cumulative charge time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 48 seconds.

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Jan 20, 2022 - 10:59 am

Porsche rakes in Guinness World Record

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has set an official Guinness World Record with around 5,000 metres of altitude covered. A team drove the electric car from the lowest point they could reach with a vehicle in the USA to one of the highest in just over 24 hours.

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Jan 19, 2022 - 12:08 pm

Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo to launch for €86,495

About two months after the premiere of the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, Porsche has also presented the estate body for the other drive versions of the Taycan. The GTS Sport Turismo is to be launched at the end of February, the other versions – from the rear-wheel-drive to the Turbo S – will follow in […]

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Jan 12, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Volkswagen subsidiaries significantly raise EV sales

The Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat have published their sales figures for the past year. All of them were able to significantly increase sales of battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids – while overall sales declined in some cases.

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Jan 11, 2022 - 12:09 pm

Artemis withdrawal will cost Porsche millions

Porsche will have to dig deep into its pockets to withdraw from the VW Group’s Artemis project. In order not to have to build the model at VW Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, the Stuttgart-based company is paying a “small three-digit million amount”, or at least 100 million euros, according to a media report.

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Dec 20, 2021 - 02:48 pm

Porsche plans two new electric models made in Leipzig

Porsche is apparently planning a successor to its all-electric Panamera along with another electric model. These two models and the successor to the all-electric Macan are to be built at the carmaker’s Leipzig plant where Porsche is hiring additional personnel.

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Dec 10, 2021 - 12:42 pm

Porsche Vision Gran Turismo to remain virtual

Porsche presents a formidable electric sports car. In future, however, the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo will only make its rounds on the Playstation course and is the first Porsche specifically developed for use in a computer game.

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Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm

VW concludes planning round – Diess stays

Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.

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Nov 17, 2021 - 12:12 pm

Porsche presents new Taycan variants in LA

At the LA Auto Show, Porsche presented a new drive variant of its electric sports car Taycan under the abbreviation GTS (Gran Turismo Sport). At the same time, the third body version of the electric car, the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, was shown.

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Nov 2, 2021 - 12:25 pm

Artemis production hits a snag in Hanover

The contract to build the Artemis models of Audi, Porsche and Bentley at VW Commercial Vehicles’ Hanover plant was considered a great success for the future of the plant. But now, according to a report in German media, two of the three brands want changes.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/17/porsche-718-cayman-gt4-eperformance-uses-technology-from-the-mission-r/
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