Porsche's first electric car "Taycan" - I examined specs and overseas reservation situation.
Porsche's first EV sports car
In June 2018 Porsche announced the name of its first electric vehicle "Taycan"Announced. As of June this year "Production started in 2019, is it 2020 that comes into Japan?Although I was told that, after half a year from there, I decided to examine a little about what the current situation surrounding Taikan is going to be.
"Mission E" announcement
As the concept car of Porsche's first 4-door EV sports "Mission E"Was announced in the event at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015. And in December of the same year,Porsche headquarters officially decided to market "Mission E".
Then Porsche announced that it will expand the head office factory in Zufhenhausen, Germany, to produce "Mission E" and create about 1,200 new jobs.The amount Porsche invests in the development of EV amounts to more than EUR 6 billionIt was made.
About three years after that from June 2018,Mission E is officially named "Taycan"."Taycan (Taikan)" is based on the image of a splashed horse drawn in the center of Porsche Crest "Young horse full of animation"Means that. It seems that the marketing team took two years to check compatibility with existing lineups, linguistically semantic checks in each country, verification of trademarks, etc.
Taikan's basic specifications
Basic specifications of Taikan that we know at the moment are as follows.
- On the power train, two electric motors of the same type as the "919 hybrid" that won the Le Mans 24 hour race are equipped with two electric motors exceeding 600 ps maximum.
* The lap time of the German · Nurburgring North course in 2017 recorded 8 minutes. Porsche seems to aim for the fastest record of mass-produced electric cars in the course
· 0-100 km / h acceleration is 3.5 seconds, 0-200 km / h acceleration is in 11 seconds range, and there is still room for improvement
· The full-charge cruising distance is 530 km or more
- By adopting the 800 V battery system which is twice the size of the conventional EV car, if you plug in the 350 kW quick charge station, you can charge for 100 km running in just 4 minutes
Taikan has adopted an innovative 800 V battery system, but it seems it was one of the most important decisions in development. This is because the voltage level of 800 V is "Because it greatly affects the design of the whole EV car's drive train, ranging from the layout of the battery and electronic equipment to the capacity of the charging process".
Porsche continues to participate in motor sports, and technological innovation has been repeated in a fierce competitive environment, but the liquid-cooled Li-ion battery installed is "When Porsche goes into Formula E in the 2019/2020 season, there will be further new level technology provided"Porsche is talking.
Also, a new production line different from the past is used for Taikan manufacture. Porsche is "In the line production system, introduce and use an unmanned transport system, become the first automakerIt is talking. In addition, pursuit of environmentally friendly production, ultimately "Establish a factory that does not completely affect the environmentIt seems to be aiming at "It is.
On that, PorscheMore than 50% of Porsche models shipped after 2025 will be electrifiedIt is predicted that.
Human resource development in EV car
To produce Taikan,Porsche had 1,200 new jobsIt seems that this was the biggest employment creation in the history of Porsche. However, the purpose of Taikan development and manufacture in Porsche is "To form a sound team with a combination of experienced sports car manufacturing staff and new staff"As a result, the 1,200 newly hired employees are not involved in Taikan's manufacturing, and there are also some talented persons who manufacture two-door sports cars from this.
Porsche also conducts extensive training at production halls specially constructed in Zuffenhausen for human resources development. There are more than 1,400 training units for the development of electric vehicles, and a digital learning platform is also installed that allows staff to study independently according to their own needs.
Maintenance of charging infrastructure
Because Tycan's rapid charging process requires a powerful charging system, Porsche,At the joint venture "IONITY" jointly by BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen, we will set up 400 charging stations in Europe by 2020It is moving according to the plan.
The maximum output of the station is 350 kilowatts, and the time required for full charge is only 5 to 8 minutes on average. According to the map of the site planned for installation released by the company in February this year,It covers 19 European countries from Northern Norway to Spain and ItalyIt seems.
Tycan's expected price range, reservation status
Robert Meyer, Taikan's development manager,"I will set the price of Taikan between" Cayenne "and" Panamera ". From the tax inclusive prices of both models in Germany, it is likely to be between 74,828 euros (about 9.6 million yen) and 96,555 euros (11.7 million yen).
Three types of grade are prepared: "Taikan", "Taikan 4S", "Taikan turbo". The top grade is "Taikan turbo" at the moment, but, of course, because it is EV, it does not have a turbocharger.
Also, the status of the ordering of pre-order is very strong,Oliver Bloom CEO of Porsche has already announced plans to increase production.Originally Taikan had annually produced 20,000 units, but there was the possibility that it could be raised to 30,000 units together with the "Cross Tourism" model.
Specifically, the demand for electric vehicles is highPorsche's annual new car sales in Norway has so far been around 600However, immediately after the pre-order site of Taikan opened,Approximately 3,000 customers paid the depositso. One Norwegian reservant seemed to have said that Tesla 's model of a car was feeling too biased towards family cars, and he ordered Taikan' s reservation for more performance - focused cars .
It seems that the same reaction is taking place in the United States, and Porsche U.S. corporation, Klaus Zermer,When everyone pre-ordered purchases, the first year production is already sold out"To CNET's interview.
In Japan, infrastructure of the charging system is not as well developed as in Europe, so it may be difficult to think that Taikan can be accepted immediately like Europe, but still a certain number of Tesla is still seen in town, so definitely Tesla I guess you will get a rival car. Perhaps it is 2020 that comes into Japan, but how many quotas are there for each dealer?
If you have a test car, you'd want to try it by all means.
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*Porsche's first EV sports car "Tycan" (Mission E)! It approaches the whole thing!
*Porsche's first electric car "Tycan" is in the price range between "Cayenne" and "Panamera"
*Porsche's first EV "Tycan" is on sale well. If all the reserved guests purchase it will be sold out for the first year production
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*BMW and Daimler's joint venture IONITY established the first charging station in Germany
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