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2020 Porsche Taycan Makes Public Debut in China, UK and U.S. Come Next

The Porsche Taycan, the first all-electric vehicle to be made by the German carmaker, is getting ready to make its first public appearance later this year. To build the hype surrounding the launch of the model, Porsche has begun a series of public appearances meant to bring the model into the spotlight. And what better place to start than in the world’s largest auto market, China?
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As of this week, a prototype of the Taycan is on deck at the Porsche Experience Centre in Shanghai, where on Monday (July 1) it celebrated its public premiere. Still wearing a little bit of camo here and there and a tribute livery on the roof, the car’s appearance in the city, including on the streets, is the first in what is supposed to be a mini-world tour.

Over the next three weeks, the Taycan will make similar appearances in two other countries, the UK and U.S. The Brits will get to see it at Goodwood, where an attempt will be made in the event’s hill run, and the Americans will experience it at the Formula E Championship in New York.

Then, in September, all bets are off as the car makes its official debut, marking the beginning of a new age in motoring.

The car is one of the most anticipated EVs in years, partially because of the logo it wears on the hood. And its electric performance, most of it already known, will raise the bar even higher for this segment.

The Taycan is powered by an electric drivetrain that gives it a range of 500 km (311 miles) on a single charge.

The two permanently synchronous motors similar to the ones deployed on the 919 Hybrid race car give it a top speed of over 250 kph (155 mph) and a 0-100 kph (62 mph) acceleration time of under 3.5 seconds, placing the Taycan at the top of its food chain.

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