The rear 3/4 view of the black Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo prototype driving up a curving forested backroad
Hybrids & Electrics

Can the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Really Go Off-Road?

Though prized for their luxury status, Porsche’s cars are often more capable than many think—especially outside of a paved racetrack. The Cayenne has competed in rallies, for example, as have vintage 924s. Even the compact Macan crossover can take to the dirt somewhat. But what about the upcoming electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo? The Porsche …

A photo of the 2021 Audi RS e-tron GT on a track.
Hybrids & Electrics

Audi Phoned In the e-Tron EV-Here’s Why

Audi promised us so much more. When it came to the electrification of Audi it showed us back in 2018 what that would look like. And it didn’t look like the Porsche Taycan because that is what Audi’s first electric car really is; a Porsche Taycan. What the promise of an electric Audi future was …

A Porsche Taycan 4S vehicle is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition at China Import and Export Fair Complex
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Is 1 EV That Doesn’t Lie to You

One of the biggest perks drivers enjoy about electric vehicles is range. A longer all-electric range means less time wasted charging the battery and more money saved from avoiding gasoline. However, EV ranges assigned by the EPA are sometimes wildly inaccurate due to the electric motor’s single reduction ratio. Unlike gas-powered engine transmissions, a single-speed …

A photo of the Porsche Taycan outdoors by a lake.
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 Porsche Taycan Just Set a Bizzare World Record

When was the last time you thought about the Guinness Book of World Records? Well, if you are anything like Porsche, you stay thinking about the records and how to break them. Most EV makers are trying to figure out how to make their cars more sellable. Apparently, while we’ve all been living our lives, …

The side 3/4 view of a pink 2021 Porsche Taycan with its door open
Hybrids & Electrics

The EPA Claims the 2021 Porsche Taycan Has More Range

Fuel-efficiency, or rather, energy-efficiency claims are important consumer concerns, especially for those buying EVs. And compared to some of its rivals—especially Tesla’s models—the Porsche Taycan didn’t fare as well in EPA testing. However, for the 2021 model year, it appears the Taycan has found some extra range. But has it? The EPA has new estimates …

A black Porsche Taycan drifts on wet pavement
Hybrids & Electrics

This Porsche Taycan Carbon Fiber Kit Costs a Cool $15K

German automaker Porsche, which makes best-selling sports cars, produces a myriad of elegant models. The new and exciting Taycan EV is arguably the most beautiful in terms of styling. So why would anyone want to mess with aesthetic perfection?   Well, there’s one upgrade that takes the Taycan’s body design up a notch. That’s right …

A Porsche Taycan 4S vehicle is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition at China Import and Export Fair Complex
Hybrids & Electrics

The Porsche Taycan Is a Cool EV, but Is It Fun to Drive?

The Porsche Taycan is the automaker’s first real entry into the EV segment, fully equipped to compete against Tesla’s high-performance cars. Many Porsche enthusiasts will also hold the Taycan up to the standard of its other athletic stablemates. The automaker is known for producing several great luxury sports cars, like the 911 and Cayenne. It’s …

An image of a Porsche Taycan with all-new Pirelli tires.
Hybrids & Electrics

The Porsche Taycan’s Violent Acceleration Requires Special Tires

The arrival of the Porsche Taycan marked several important achievements for the German brand. Aside from being its first fully-electric sports car, it retained tremendous performance. However, the Taycan’s high horsepower only translates into performance if the tires can put the power down. This is where Pirelli comes in with its brand-new range of Elect …

An orange 2020 Kia Niro on display in a parking lot with trees in the background
Hybrids & Electrics

Don’t Buy These Electric Vehicles if You Like Going Places

As battery technology becomes increasingly more advanced, electric vehicles are more enticing than ever. Additionally, you’re no longer just stuck with an electric sedan. Now you’ve got electric SUVs and sports cars as well. However, Consumer Reports recently retracted its recommendation of a crop of EVs from big-time manufacturers such as Porsche, Audi, Kia, and …

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S vs 2020 Tesla Model S
Hybrids & Electrics

Can the Porsche Taycan Do a Burnout

Exotic car enthusiasts everywhere seem to be plagued by the common question, “can it do a burnout?” It’s a seemingly simple question in itself, but there is a lot of physics behind doing a burnout that makes the action itself less than simple. While muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette can masterfully …

Porsche Future Taycan-Macan | Porsche-0
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Porsche Taycan Lives Up to the Hype

The new Porsche Taycan was easily one of the most talked-about cars of the year. Prepared to rival the country’s most hyped electric-car manufacturer, Tesla, the all-electric Taycan is a true game-changer for the brand and for the future of electric cars on the luxury market. For as much anticipation as there was for the …

2020 Porsche Taycan
Hybrids & Electrics

The Taycan is Not Porsche’s First Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles are quickly gaining popularity on the market. Whether you opt for a more common hybrid option like the widely-disliked Toyota Prius, or you prefer the modern-technology of a fully-electric vehicle like the fun Tesla Model X, the price ranges and types of electric vehicles on the market are growing each and every year. …

Blue 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo driving down the road
Sedans & Coupes

The Porsche Taycan Turbo Is a Better GT Than the 911 Turbo S

Besides its better-than-reported range, the Porsche Taycan is an impressive car, not just an impressive EV. However, even though it’s not electric, the 911 has traditionally been the German automaker’s centerpiece. Especially the Porsche 911 Turbo S, which packs supercar-level performance. But, as YouTube team The Straight Pipes describe, the EV may have caught up …

The Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV at its debut event
Hybrids & Electrics

These Electric Cars Are Worth Getting Excited About

There’s no avoiding it, the car revolution is being electrified. It seems like everywhere we turn, there’s a new electric sedan here or new electric SUV there. Even pickup trucks are being electrified. The good news is that with all this electric commotion, you’re bound to find an electric vehicle that you like. With the …

2020 Kia Telluride driving through sand
Tips, Tricks & Trends

2020 World Car Awards Winners Are In

In the world we knew before coronavirus, the 2020 World Car Award winners would have been revealed and honored during the New York International Auto Show this April. With the postponement of NYIAS and in recognition of the widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 World Car Awards were announced via digital media. Many …

2020 Porsche Taycan
Hybrids & Electrics

Porsche Taycan Honored for Luxury in 2020 World Car Awards

The praised 2020 Porsche Taycan has scored even more bragging rights with its honors at the 16th annual World Car Awards. The Taycan won ‘Best World Luxury Car’ and best ‘World Performance Car’ with its relative Porsche 911 coming in at second in both categories. The WCA recognizes automotive excellence and innovations in the ever-changing …

Audi e-tron Sportback full electric luxury crossover SUV car on display at Brussels Expo
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Electric Performance Cars You Need to Know About

Electric vehicles have been hot headlines recently. Automakers are racing to the drawing board to design sustainable and capable EV rides. For enthusiasts, watching some of these more performance-based EVs hit the market is downright invigorating. Whether you’re new to the performance EV segment or consider yourself an aficionado, here is a roster of a …

2020 Porsche Taycan
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Cars That Really Do Meet Their 0-60 Times

Just because your car’s published 0-60 time is quick doesn’t mean it’ll actually be that fast on the street. Even electric cars can struggle to match the 0-60 times the pros put out. But there are cars that can genuinely back up the performance they claim to have. And you don’t even necessarily need Ferrari-levels …

Porsche Taycan charging at Electrify America station
Hybrids & Electrics

Why Fast Charging an EV Costs More

Charging, arguably more so than battery capacity or chemistry, is one of the biggest limitations to widespread EV adoption. Supercapacitors could theoretically cut charge times, but they’re not production-ready. And although hydrogen fuel cells can refuel as quickly as ICE vehicles, the infrastructure isn’t there yet. New fast-charging stations, and fast-charging EVs like the Porsche …

2020 Porsche Taycan
Automotive News

The Porsche Taycan Is the Least Efficient Electric Car

Electric cars are here, and their popularity among consumers is growing. What may have started with a Tesla initiative has now inspired an EV movement among many other manufacturers. Not to be outdone, Porsche introduced the Taycan Turbo last September. This car certainly caught everyone’s attention and offered a stunning design. But, much to Porsche’s …

The Porsche Taycan 4S at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Hybrids & Electrics

Why the Porsche Taycan Is Faster Than a Tesla

Porsche recently launched its long-awaited, all-electric and high-performing supercar, the Porsche Taycan, and the world is on pins and needles. Though an electric Porsche is hard to imagine, experts say it delivers. And its biggest competition from electric innovator Tesla should expect rivalry. But on the road, which one will truly dominate: Tesla or the …

2020 Rivian R1T
Hybrids & Electrics

Is More Range Really Better for Electric Trucks?

Although range anxiety is dying down, when it comes to electric trucks, a big battery pack is still important. Especially when towing gets involved. However, not every manufacturer subscribes to the idea. Porsche’s Taycan, for example, can only do about 200 miles on a charge, Road & Track reported. And Mazda purposefully gave its upcoming …

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Cars

Porsche Played a Surprising Role in the New ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Porsche, although now an automaker, was a design firm first. And building cars like the fast-charging Taycan, whose drive system forms the basis of a planned EV off-road racer, requires keeping one eye towards the future. But it also requires, at times, looking back. To a long, long time ago, in a galaxy really rather …