Jul 25, 2022 - 11:26 am
Global recall for the Porsche Taycan
Porsche is recalling 40,421 units of the Taycan electric model worldwide. There is a possibility that the wiring harness of the driver’s and passenger’s seat could be damaged during the longitudinal adjustment of the seat.
Jul 20, 2022 - 01:00 pm
Porsche updates the software across all Taycan models
All model variants of the all-electric Porsche Taycan can now be updated to the 2023 model year status with a software update, regardless of the vehicle age and engine version. This means that even older Taycans will receive new functions and the latest improvements in efficiency and charging curve.
Jul 19, 2022 - 02:18 pm
Porsche confirms launch delay of the Macan until 2024
Porsche has postponed the market launch of the all-electric Macan until 2024. What was previously a rumour in the industry has now been confirmed by Porsche boss Oliver Blume himself. But: In addition to the E-Macan, a new electric luxury SUV is to roll off the production line in Leipzig in the future.
Jul 18, 2022 - 02:52 pm
P3 Charging Index: Kia EV6 is new long-distance champion
Summertime = travel time. But how do electric cars fare on the long haul? In this third edition of the P3 Charging Index, there was a new winner – for the first time, the electric car with the best long-distance performance no longer comes from Germany but from South Korea. It is not the only […]
Jul 15, 2022 - 02:56 pm
Volkswagen boosts BEV deliveries by 27%
The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of fully electric vehicles by 27 per cent in the first six months of 2022 compared to the same period last year. A total of 217,100 all-electric vehicles were handed over to customers in the first half of the year, up from 170,900 in the same period last year.
Jul 14, 2022 - 01:07 pm
Software problems at Cariad delay Volkswagen’s model planning
Because Volkswagen’s software subsidiary Cariad is far behind schedule in its development, the model planning of the group’s premium brands is being thrown into disarray, according to a media report. At Bentley, even the timetable for the transformation to a pure electric vehicle brand by 2030 is said to be wobbling.
Jun 21, 2022 - 11:21 am
Porsche to fix Taycan production issues in the USA
Porsche has to make improvements to 12,490 vehicles in the electric Taycan model series in the USA. In certain Taycans of the production years 2019 to 2022, the display screens may fail. The problem is to be solved with a software update.
Jun 8, 2022 - 04:14 pm
Porsche acquires lightweight e-bike maker Fazua in full
Porsche has taken over Fazua, a manufacturer of light and compact drive systems for e-bikes. The take over follows Porsche earlier taking a 20-per cent stake in the German start-up. It is also part of a drive at Porsche to expand its e-bike business.
Jun 1, 2022 - 12:25 pm
Porsche invests more in Rimac
Porsche has participated in another financing round of the Croatian electric car manufacturer Rimac. Porsche is investing a double-digit million euro sum in Rimac as part of the 500 million euro Series D round.
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.
May 4, 2022 - 03:31 pm
Porsche buys in Group14 for access to silicon anodes
Porsche has participated as the lead investor in the Series C financing round of Group14 Technologies. In the round, the manufacturer of silicon-carbon technology for lithium-ion batteries raised a total of 400 million dollars.
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.
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.
Apr 12, 2022 - 02:39 pm
Porsche introduces service concept for high-voltage batteries
In view of the increasing electrification of the industry, Porsche is adapting the service business of its dealer organisation. A repair concept for high-voltage batteries is intended to make work easier for dealers and generate added value for customers.
Apr 9, 2022 - 06:44 pm
Porsche Taycan interacts as buffer for German power grid
Porsche, the transmission system operator TransnetBW and the consulting company Intelligent Energy System Services (IE2S) have connected five Porsche Taycans to the power grid as buffers – under laboratory conditions, but also in a domestic environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb 22, 2022 - 04:08 pm
Volkswagen looks ready to take Porsche public
Volkswagen wants to take Porsche public. Porsche SE has officially confirmed the rumours circulating for some time. Volkswagen could use the proceeds of a Porsche IPO to finance the development of new electric models, among other things.
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.
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.
Feb 17, 2022 - 01:23 pm
ES: Porsche & Iberdrola open first ultra-rapid charging hub
As part of its cooperation with Porsche, the Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola has installed what it claims is the largest ultra-fast charging park for electric cars in southern Europe. It is on the A70 motorway in Elche, Alicante, and one of 35 planned HPC hubs.
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.
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.
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.