Meet the "Taycan": Porsche's Tesla Competitor

The Tesla S competitor from Porsche carries the name "Taycan", pronounced "Tie- Con".

Handelsblatt reports Porsche's first electric car is called "Taycan".

The oriental term means "lively, young horse" and attack with it the heraldic animal in the Porsche logo, a jumping horse. The Taycan is scheduled to go into production in 2019 and become a strong competitor to the Tesla Model S.

The four-door electric sports car Taycan accelerates with more than 600 hp in less than 3.5 seconds to 100 km/h [62.14 MPH] . With a battery charge he is said to come 500 kilometers [310.69 miles], and thanks to an 800-volt architecture, he can recharge at fast charging stations in four minutes for 100 kilometers [62.14 miles] range power.

All car manufacturers are currently working under pressure on many new electric cars to overcome the teething troubles: the short range, the long charging time and ultimately the much higher price than comparable petrol or diesel cars.

Tie-Con

The Verge reports Pronounced ‘tie-con,’ ‘Porsche would like to be Taycan [taken] seriously with this new name’

The name, which was announced at an event celebrating the automaker’s 70th anniversary, roughly translates to “lively young horse” in German, a reference to the leaping horse at the heart of the company’s crest. Also, it’s apparently pronounced “tie-con,” but it’s probably already doomed to a lifetime of mispronunciations.

The internet, as it is wont to do, immediately started dragging Porsche for the new name.

Add me to the list of those who thinks Taycan is a poor name with an even worse official pronunciation.

That aside, I await the price. Any guesses?

Somewhere along the lines, a manufacturer will produce a nice car that will be the end of Tesla. Is this it or will Trump ban sales in the US?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Wagner_2
Wagner_2

Articles like these (that don't contain any meangingful content) are the main reason why my TSLA portfolio keeps expanding.

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Play thing, that's all, for those with more money than sense.

Kinuachdrach
Kinuachdrach

I keep thinking about pulling into a gas station and seeing a young woman with one hand on the gas pump and the other hand on her static electric generating cell phone. I drove on.

Now we all have to think about young women with 800 volt cables in their hands … maybe in the rain. What would the development of electric vehicles look like if it were not for taxpayer subsidies for wealthy buyers and government mandates forcing the premature adoption of the technology?

wootendw
wootendw

Prices will start at $80-90k. My 'new' pickup cost $3600. I'd rather have 25 vehicles like my truck than one electric car no matter who makes it.

thimk
thimk

Well Elon is losing a big chunk of float , maybe 3/4 of billion because he can't deliver. This demand may shift over to Porsche. But those pesky tariffs may get in the way.