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Introducing the Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan has arrived at EVision Electric Vehicle Hire – and what a marvel it is
Introducing the Porsche Taycan

This article first appeared in our Love issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 09 April 2021. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

Porsche has gone above and beyond with its first fully electric car, and other electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers may have been left feeling pretty uneasy.

Some might say Porsche is a bit late to the EV party, but it could also be argued the sports car manufacturer has been preparing, from the sidelines, to pounce with something quite extraordinary.

The Porsche Taycan charges faster than any other electric car on the road; the only car that can fully utilise the 350kWh rapid chargers, the Porsche Taycan’s battery can be charged from empty to full in just 20 minutes.
If it’s class and sophistication you’re after, the Porsche Taycan 4S is the model for you. It has a maximum speed of 155 mph and goes from 0-60 in a dazzling 4.0 seconds. The 242-mile range is more than sufficient for an unscheduled break that leaves you with enough juice for the return trip.

If sportiness is your thing, the Porsche Taycan Turbo won’t disappoint: you’ll pass the finish line faster than you can say ‘on your marks’ in this beauty.

The Taycan Turbo does 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds – faster than a 2000 Audi R8 LMP900 Le Mans race car. The maximum speed is 161 mph and the range on this exceptional piece of engineering is 240 miles.

What’s on the inside…

Porsche has been making cars since the 1930s, and by now we know to expect quality and finesse from the inside out. The Taycan is no exception: the interior is sensational.

An on/off button starts the car and a tiny lever to the right of the steering wheel moves the gears between reverse, neutral and drive.

A large computer screen is mounted between the driver and passenger; from here you can control the car’s climate, view the charge level and control the car doors, ‘frunk’ (front trunk) and boot with the touch of a button.

The centre console storage area, complete with wireless charging point, is great for safely stowing tablet computers or other mobile devices.

There is plenty of space for the driver and passengers in this four-seat car – and, because there’s no engine, there is lots of room for shopping, suitcases and camping gear in the front of the vehicle as well as the rear.

Buy or rent

The Porsche Taycan will set you back around £138,000 new. Alternatively, you can hire the 4S or Turbo model from EVision Electric Vehicle Hire for just £190+VAT or £225+VAT (respectively) per day, excluding insurance and excess.

EVision also offers a long-term rent price of £1,620+VAT per month, which includes a generous 20,000 annual mileage, full maintenance and a free charge point. Ready to book a test drive?

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