Porsche’s top-of-the-line EV to get the Turbo identify and a $130,000-plus price ticket

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Porsche’s upcoming Taycan, which is predicted to go on sale subsequent yr, may have a minimum of three variants of the all-electric sports activities automotive, together with an all-wheel drive model. However it’s the Taycan Turbo — the identify Porsche is giving its top-of-the-line variant — that reveals the automaker’s technique.

The names — the Taycan for the bottom mannequin, Taycan 4S for the all-wheel drive model and Taycan Turbo for the efficiency variant — in addition to costs ranges for every had been first reported by columnist Alex Roy. As Roy notes, nevertheless, “turbo” is vocabulary used for inner combustion engine automobiles.

Porsche mother or father firm Volkswagen Group has pledged to spend greater than $1 billion growing the Taycan, which roughly interprets to  “full of life, younger horse” in a nod to its iconic emblem.

The electrical automobile is seen (in some circles) as a risk to Tesla, which has dominated the luxurious electrical automobile market. With a lot funding headed towards Porsche’s first all-electric automobile, the German automaker is well utilizing nomenclature acquainted to its current buyer base, a lot of whom have by no means owned an EV.


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