Porsche Taycan proves endurance in vehicle testing
It will take two and a half weeks until we see the serial version of the Taycan from Porsche. Until then, the near-series Taycan will undergo an endurance test on the high-speed track in Nardò (Italy). There the Taycan covered exactly 3,425 kilometres within 24 hours. This corresponds approximately to the distance from Nardò to Trondheim (Norway). On average, the electric sports car travelled at speeds of 195 to 215 km/h over the distance.
The Taycan thus definitely proves its long-distance quality at outside temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius at the peak and an asphalt temperature of up to 54 degrees Celsius. The pre-series Taycan only had to stop for quick loading stops and driver changes. Six Porsche test drivers were at the start to complete the quality assurance test in 24 hours as part of a hot country endurance test.
“The Taycan did this exhausting long distance run without any problems. The result in Nardò underlines the advantages of the unique 800 Volt technology and its high degree of maturity. Before the Taycan is launched on the market at the end of the year, we will have completed more than six million test kilometres worldwide.” – Stefan Weckbach, Series Manager Porsche Taycan
The Taycan will be the first series-produced electric vehicle to hit the road with a system voltage of 800 volts. The 800-volt technology enables high continuous output, reduces charging time and reduces the weight and installation space of the wiring. 800 Volt High Power Charging columns from Porsche Engineering Group GmbH were used for the endurance run in the Nardò Technical Center. In addition, the sophisticated thermal management of the Taycan contributed to the fact that an average of 143 km per hour could be covered consistently.
At the heart of Taycan thermal management is a highly efficient, intelligent system for cooling and heating high-voltage components. This prevents possible power losses due to excessive heat development and ensures that the optimum temperature for the most efficient charging process is available when the charging station is reached.
Source: Porsche AG – Press Release dated August 19, 2019