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.


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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I agree with Trump fair trade beats our so called free trade. We allow things in no tariff or low tariff and our trading partners screw us royal on our stuff. There is nothing out there that we need to import. They need us a hell of a lot more than we need them. This will be a short trade war or we will be making more stuff here. Now if we have the same ability to send our stuff tariff free overseas, that is the best answer.


Yeah, why can't they use something non-flammable like gasoline...oh,wait...


since porsche is commonly mispronounced, why not have a new model fated to the same?