Porsche Taycan launched in Thailand - costs over RM 1.5 million
Arif · Jul 16, 2020 09:46 AM
Porsche Thailand by AAS Auto Service (AAS), the sole authorised importer and distributor of Porsche cars in Thailand, enters a new era of electromobility with the Porsche Taycan - its first fully electric sports car.
Taycan customers will enjoy the same complimentary and comprehensive two-year maintenance and warranty programme offered for all Porsche cars by AAS Auto Service, with the battery covered under an eight-year warranty.
Porsche offers intelligent and holistic charging solutions for the Taycan models. Various Porsche Charging equipment will be available, including the Porsche Mobile Charger Connect, Porsche Charging Dock and Charging Pedestal, and the Porsche Home Energy Manager.
The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 V instead of the usual 400 V for electric cars. This architecture enables consistent high performance, dramatically reduces charging time at highly powered charging points, and decreases the wiring cable’s weight and installation space needed in the vehicle.
The Performance Battery Plus, a standard in the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, is a larger battery that can conduct higher currents, thus speeding up the charging process significantly. The Performance Battery Plus is optional in the 4S variant.
Under optimal conditions at 800 V charging stations, with a maximum charging capacity (peak) of 270 kW, the battery can be recharged for a range of up to 100 km (according to WLTP) in just over five minutes. Additionally, the charging time for 5% to 80% SoC (state of charge) is 22.5 minutes.
For charging at 400 V charging points, an on-board DC charger with 150 kW is equipped as standard in Thailand. An on-board alternating current (AC) charger with 11 kW for charging using alternating current is also installed. This fully and gently charges the battery in approximately nine hours.
The flagship Taycan Turbo S can generate up to 560 kW (761 PS) of overboost power in combination with Launch Control and accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds, the same acceleration figures as a Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
The Taycan Turbo S generates up to 1,050 Nm of torque with Launch Control and reaches a top speed of 260 km/h. It has a combined range of up to 412km when the battery is fully charged. The Porsche Electric Sport Sound comes as standard, a unique acoustic accompaniment to dynamic driving.
Previously an engineer in an automotive manufacturing company and a highway concessionaire. A part-time research student on biofuels and diesel engines. Obsessed with vehicle electrification and the future of transportation.