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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 26, 2021 - 01:30 pm
Porsche goes for the sound of a smelly past
Porsche has filed a patent for a new sound simulator for electric cars. The component is not only designed like an exhaust system but is also intended to simulate combustion engine sounds.
Nov 21, 2021 - 03:28 pm
Porsche takes majority stake in e-bike maker Greyp
Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in the e-bike manufacturer Greyp Bikes. The sports car manufacturer’s venture capital arm, Porsche Ventures, has held a stake of around ten per cent in the Croatian company since 2018.
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.
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.
Oct 20, 2021 - 03:33 pm
Porsche launches US recall for the Taycan
Porsche is recalling 11,827 examples of its Taycan electric model in the USA. The reason is a problem with the emergency braking software, which can lead to the automatic hazard warning lights being activated even in non-emergency situations.
Oct 18, 2021 - 12:18 pm
VW delivers 122,100 BEVs in Q3 of 2021
The Volkswagen Group handed over a total of 122,100 BEVs to customers in Q3 2021, more than twice as many as in the same quarter of the previous year. In China in particular, the market ramp-up accelerated significantly in Q3.
Sep 23, 2021 - 04:29 pm
Hubject and &Charge join up for better charging
Hubject has launched a collaboration with &Charge, a company spun out by Porsche Digital, to develop joint solutions to improve the charging experience. Initially, the focus will be on data quality around charging stations.
Sep 23, 2021 - 11:58 am
Porsche considers releasing electric 718 in 2024
Porsche wanted to decide by this summer whether the next generation of the 718 series (Cayman and Boxster) would have an all-electric drive. According to media reports, the decision has now been made in favour of a purely electric 718 in 2024. However, official confirmation is still pending.
Sep 8, 2021 - 10:57 am
Porsche Taycan tuning now available
Tuning company RevoZport offers Porsche Taycan owners an upgrade for their electric sports car. The eye-catching body kits are dubbed the Taycan Revoluzione and Taycan GT-Z but leave the car’s innards untouched.
Sep 7, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Porsche presents electric race car concept
At the IAA Mobility, Porsche presented its vision of purely electric customer motorsport with the Mission R concept. The concept car is intended to be more than just a design study – a rolling chassis is already being tested.
Aug 25, 2021 - 11:40 am
Porsche Taycan updates for the new model year
Porsche has made some changes to the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo for the new model year. Vehicles built from September onwards will have more range for everyday driving thanks to technical optimisations.
Aug 17, 2021 - 11:19 am
Magna joins ACM as development partner
ACM Adaptive City Mobility GmbH is apparently targeting mass production of the ACM City One in 2024. The Munich-based company and contract manufacturer Magna have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop the City One to production readiness, according to a report.
Jul 26, 2021 - 01:16 pm
3 new shareholders join Customcells, incl. Porsche
Customcells announces the completion of a financing round in which the battery specialist brings three new shareholders on board. Among them Porsche. The move comes just a short time after the joint founding of a battery joint venture with Porsche and can be seen as a push towards large-scale production.
Jul 21, 2021 - 01:51 pm
BASF selected as cell development partner by Cellforce
Cellforce, the new battery joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, officially appointed BASF as its exclusive cell development partner. BASF is to provide NCM cathode materials for high-performance battery cells. In addition, BASF will recycle the production waste from cell manufacturing.
Jul 20, 2021 - 05:18 pm
Volkswagen sells over 170,000 EVs in first half of 2021
Volkswagen AG delivered more than twice as many electric cars in the first half of 2021 as in the same period last year (+165.2%). The Group had sold 170,939 battery-electric cars worldwide by the end of June, 110,991 of them in Q2 of this year alone.
Jul 13, 2021 - 06:07 pm
Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030
Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long