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Porsche Taycan 4S: Volt wisely

Porsche's Taycan shows how the sportscar company is reinventing itself for the electric era. But will it forsake its illustrious heritage in the process?

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The Taycan runs on 800 volts, twice the voltage of a typical EV. Despite that, the battery should last the life of the car, according to Mayk Wienkötter, Porsche's resident EV expert.

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The Taycan runs on 800 volts, twice the voltage of a typical EV. Despite that, the battery should last the life of the car, according to Mayk Wienkötter, Porsche's resident EV expert.

Singapore

IT'S now just six months from launch in Singapore, but the all-electric Porsche Taycan offers a tantalising look at what driving enthusiasts can expect much further in the future, when powerful cars are more likely to be high-voltage than high-octane.

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