PorscheTaycan_frontTaycan, the first all-electric Porsche sports car is now available to order and will arrive in Australia from December 2020.

It’s available in three model grades, Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S.

The Taycan 4S produces up to 390 kW of power and 640 Nm of torque. It’s coupled with a two-speed transmission and has an 79.2 kWh Performance Battery. It can accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h. The range is 365km when the battery is fully charged.

The optional Performance Battery Plus package on the Taycan 4S increases battery capacity to 93.4kWh 420 kW of power and 650 Nm of torque. It has an increased range of 414km when the battery is fully charged.

Taycan Turbo generates up to 500kW overboost power in combination with Launch Control and accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds with a range of 420km when the battery is fully charged and a top speed of 260 km/h.

Topline Taycan Turbo S can generate up to 560kW of overboost power in combination with Launch Control. It accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds and has a range of 405km when the battery is fully charged.


The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts, instead of the usual 400 volts for many electric cars. This enables consistent high performance, reduces the charging time and decreases the weight and installation space of the cabling.

Australian models come with the Mobile Charger Connect as standard, providing intelligent charging functions as well as a Charging Cable (Mode 3) for use at AC public charging stations. For charging at 400 volt charging points, a 150kW on-board DC-Charger is standard in Australia.

In Australia, owners will have several ways to charge their Taycan, including High Performance Charging, Home Charging and Porsche Destination Charging.

Porsche Cars Australia (PCA) has partnered with Chargefox, Australia’s largest EV charging network operator. Taycan owners will receive a complimentary three year subscription to the Chargefox Ultra-Rapid DC charging network (up to 350kW), and complimentary charging at selected Chargefox-managed Fast DC charging sites (mostly 50 kW).

Porsche Centre sales consultants are able to arrange a Home Check service in order to determine installation requirements for charging at home. For that Porsche Centres have partnered with JET Charge who can deliver expert advice on home charging solutions.


The Home Energy Manager can dynamically optimise the charging process in terms of performance, time and costs. This standard specification item, correctly integrated into your domestic power network, continually monitors the power requirements of your Taycan and the available output of the power supply.

Porsche Destination Chargers capable of AC charging are being installed across Australian metropolitan and regional sites.

Porsche Destination Charging will continue to be installed at premium lifestyle destinations such as luxury hotels, theatres and entertainment venues, restaurants, shopping precincts and cellar door locations.

All three models will be equipped with Surround View, Comfort Access, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, front seat ventilation, steering wheel heating, rear side airbags, electrically folding exterior mirrors, digital radio and privacy glazing.

A three year comprehensive Porsche Connect Service Package with online functions and remote services will be standard across the Taycan range. This includes online navigation, Radio Plus, News, Weather, Calendar, Apple CarPlay, Remote Services and media streaming with up to six months complimentary Apple Music subscription.

Taycan 4S $191,000
Taycan Turbo $269,100
Taycan Turbo S $339,100
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Porsche dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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