Report states all-electric Porsche Macan will start production by end of 2022

Christopher Smith, Motor1.com »

The report cites Porsche Executive Board Member for Development Michael Steiner, who allegedly said production for the electric Macan is expected to begin at the end of 2022. It should be emphasized that this timeframe is for the start of production, meaning the SUV will likely debut several months if not a year or more ahead of that.

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Perhaps more interesting is that rumors also suggest the Macan will go entirely electric starting in 2024. That’s a gutsy move from Porsche, as the Macan has become the company’s best-selling vehicle in a relatively short amount of time. Nixing internal-combustion power completely is something Porsche buyers might not be ready for, but with the speed at which the auto industry is currently evolving, things could be very different come 2024. […]

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Porsche painted historic racing liveries on three 2020 Taycans

Historic Brumos-Porsche livery painted on a 2020 Porsche Taycan

Porsche painted three 2020 Taycan electric sport sedans in historic racing liveries and brought them to the Amelia Island concours last weekend.

Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver »

Porsche brought these three 2020 Taycans, adorned in historic Porsche racing liveries, to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida. The three electric sports sedans are decked out in Salzburg Red, Pink Pig, and Brumos-Porsche liveries.

The 2020 Taycan is Porsche’s first electric car, so these three cars pay homage to Porsche’s storied racing history as well as the company’s future. Whether you like them or not is up to you, but remember: the Taycan is a serious car. It’s now the third-quickest car C/D has ever tested from zero to 60 mph, reaching that speed in an absurdly quick 2.4 seconds—a tenth of a second quicker than the Tesla Model S Performance when we tested them against each other.

 

Porsche is growing its global charging network » The “Porsche Destination Charging” program already includes a total of 1,035 AC charging stations in around 20 countries

The installation of over 900 destination charging stations is planned by the end of this year. The charging points are located at hotels, airports, museums, shopping malls, sports clubs, and marinas. Porsche customers with a Taycan or one of it’s plug-in hybrid models can charge their electric vehicles for free at these sites.

Porsche provides programme partners with free charging hardware. Individual companies as well as corporate groups are invited to apply online to join the programme.

“Thanks to ‘Porsche Destination Charging’, we are adding particularly popular locations to our charging network while also highlighting our claim to be a driver of the expansion of electric mobility. By the end of 2020, we aim to provide a total of 2,000 charging locations,” declares Martin Urschel, Vice President Smart Mobility Sales & Operations at Porsche.

The programme will be available on all markets in which Porsche offers plug-in hybrid models and fully electric cars for sale. In Europe, the offer extends from Germany, Spain and Italy to the Benelux countries and some Eastern European markets. However, with “Porsche Destination Charging” a dense network of charging stations will also be established in other countries like Brazil. Porsche provides programme partners with free charging hardware.

Individual companies as well as corporate groups are invited to apply online to join the programme: www.destination-charging.eu.

Fred Lambert, Electrek »

We have been saying for a while that when it comes to charging infrastructure, automakers should just copy Tesla’s model. Porsche smartly did with its new Tesla’s “Porsche Destination Charging,” which appears to be inspired by Tesla’s charging network of the same name.

Tesla has two charging networks. The Supercharger network is the best-known, but the automaker has also been operating its “Destination Charging network” for the last five years.

Unlike the Supercharger network, which primarily enables long-distance travel with short charging stops, the Destination Charing network focuses on level 2 charging stations at locations where the drivers are expected to spend more time, like hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers.

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The 10 cars you are most likely to trade in within a year of purchase (and the 10 you are most likely to keep the longest)

More Mercedes-Benz C-Class models are purchased and sold or traded-in during the first year than any other model.

Paul A. Eisenstein, writing in The Detroit Bureau »

Some cars look great – until you actually buy them, and then, suddenly, you discover any number of reasons why you want to trade them in in a hurry.

For a variety of reasons, about 3% of the vehicles American motorists buy new will be sold or traded in during their first year of ownership. But a new study by iSeeCars found that the figure runs substantially higher for some products.

The top 10 cars you are likely to trade-in or sell the soonest included eight German and British luxury cars, two Nissans, but no traditional American brands »

  1. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  2. BMW 3-Series
  3. Land Rover Discovery Sport
  4. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  5. Mini Clubman
  6. BMW X1
  7. BMW X3
  8. Nissan Versa Note
  9. Jaguar XF
  10. Nissan Versa

Here are the 10 cars you are most likely to keep the longest »

  1. Toyota Land Cruiser
  2. Chevrolet Corvette
  3. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
  4. Audi TT
  5. Ford Expedition
  6. Ford Mustang
  7. Toyota 4Runner
  8. Porsche 911
  9. Toyota Sequoia
  10. Toyota Avalon

[Updated] The new Porsche Taycan » Time to celebrate a new era of driving

With their introduction of it’s first fully electric sports car, Porsche is not shy to evoke the emotional connections to the iconic 911.

Porsche Taycan and Taycan Turbo S »

  • Electricity consumption: combined: 26,9 – 26,0 kwh/100 km
  • CO2 emissions: combined: 0 g/kmbined: 0 g/km

The Highlights of the new Porsche Taycan »


Fun video » A Porsche Taycan accelerates 0-90-0 mph on the USS Hornet aircraft carrier off the coast of California

Shea Holbrook drove the Taycan from 0 to 90 mph and back to 0 in just 10.17 seconds »

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