Tag: Porsche

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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Oct 5, 2020 - 09:58 pm

Porsche reveals predictive thermal management system

Porsche has revealed more details on its predictive thermal management system developed by Porsche Engineering last year as a study. The system is designed to ensure that electric car batteries are at the optimum temperature for charging at maximum power upon arrival at the charging station.

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Sep 17, 2020 - 10:36 pm

High power charging trucks prove reliable, Porsche finds

Porsche is using a mobile charging system in the form of a truck trailer that allows ultra-rapid charging at Taycan presentations across the world. Made by battery storage specialist ADS-TEC Energy, the system delivers up to 320 kWh in any weather, real-life use shows.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:21 pm

VW confirms Zellmer as new board member

Jürgen Stackmann, a member of the Board of Management of the VW brand, has left the Volkswagen Group with immediate effect. As of 15 September, the new Board Member for Sales is now Klaus Zellmer, previously head of Porsche Cars North America.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 03:51 pm

Audi lends staff to Porsche to ramp up Taycan production

Porsche can hardly keep up with production due to the high demand for the Taycan electric luxury car, so reinforcements are coming from the group’s sister company, Audi. 400 employees from Neckarsulm are moving to Zuffenhausen for two years to help out.

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Aug 27, 2020 - 02:40 pm

Porsche postpones Taycan Cross Turismo launch to 2021

Porsche postpones the launch of the Cross Turismo, a roomier version of the all-electric Taycan, from the end of this year to early 2021. Financial news services cite Porsche CEO Oliver Blume saying the strong demand for the regular Taycan amid the pandemic had driven the decision.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 04:54 pm

Porsche reveals revamped Panamera

Porsche presents the extensively revised Panamera, for which a further plug-in hybrid version is also available: The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid supplements the PHEV range with a completely new drive system with 412 kW (560 hp) system power.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 03:49 pm

Audi sets sights on Artemis as new Tesla fighter A9

Details are now available on the Artemis task force for highly automated electric cars by Audi. The first project will be a luxury class electric sedan that is in development under the working title Landjet. Audi considers a positioning above the current top model A8, possibly as the A9.

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Aug 19, 2020 - 12:11 pm

Porsche Taycan to feature Plug&Charge and FoD

Starting in October, there will be numerous innovations for the Porsche Taycan at the change of the model year. The new Plug & Charge function allows for automated charging and payment without a card or app. Other innovations include Functions on Demand, FoD, and faster acceleration.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 10:56 am

Taycan still fine-tuning over-the-air updates

The Porsche Taycan is technically capable of software updates via the data network (Over The Air). But owners of the electric Porsche still have to come to the workshop for a software update due to the large amount of data required.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/15/power-day-volkswagen-plans-standard-battery-cell-new-battery-plants-fast-charging-points-and-bidirectional-charging/
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