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2020 Porsche Taycan Production Starts on September 9

Porsche is wasting no time in getting the Taycan ready for the road, and just a couple of days after the car's official presentation the date when production will start was announced.
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The carmaker's first electric car will begin rolling off the assembly lines in Zuffenhausen on Monday, September 9. The plant itself has been specifically fitted to handle the production of the EV with some of the most advanced systems currently available.

"The new plant reflects the brand's tradition and sends out a clear signal about the future of Porsche," said in a statement Albrecht Reimold, Porsche executive in charge of production and logistics.

"It was a deliberate decision to build the Taycan in Zuffenhausen – the home of the brand's heart and soul."

Priced from $150,900 for the Turbo ($185,000 for the Turbo S), the Taycan has all the chances of becoming an instant hit. This July, the carmaker claimed to have 30,000 pre-orders registered, the same as the far less expensive and pretentious Volkswagen ID.3.

Aside from its stunning looks, the car brings to the world one of the most advanced electric powertrains.  Comprising a large 93.4 kWh battery, two electric motors and the world's first 800-volt technology, the Taycan boasts some impressive performance figures.

The 625 hp of the motors can be overboosted to 680 and 761 hp for the Turbo and Turbo S, respectively. With torque rated at 1,050 Nm, the most potent of the two versions needs 2.6 seconds to reach 62 mph, and it can keep accelerating until the digital display shows 260 kph (161 mph).

The driving range offered by the Taycan is among the largest currently available for any EV, namely between 388 and 412 km, as measured under the WLTP testing cycle (241 – 256 miles). The battery needs 22 minutes to reach 80 percent charge when using 270 kW.

With production scheduled to start next week, Porsche expects to have the first Taycans on the road by the end of the year.

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