Bill Nye The Science Guy explains the tech behind the Porsche Taycan in a new video series
Five-part series highlights what sets the Taycan apart – its 800-volt battery, clever aerodynamics, regenerative braking, two-speed transmission and repeatable performance
As consumer interest and market share in battery electric vehicles (BEV) continue to grow, many are intrigued by the Porsche Taycan and how it differs from other BEVs. To satisfy that curiosity, Porsche teamed up with the well-known engineer and science educator, Bill Nye The Science Guy, at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles to explain the science behind the automakers first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan. Building upon its release of the film, Going The Distance, Porsche Cars North America today released a five-part video series on the Porsche YouTube channel titled, “Bill Nye Explains The All-Electric Taycan.”
Throughout the series, viewers will learn about the innovative technology behind the Taycan as well as its one-of-a-kind design and performance features that make it exceptional to drive. Using simple terms, Nye breaks down complex topics, such as the 800-volt battery technology that makes the Taycan unique as well as the added-value of its regenerative braking, two-speed transmission and aerodynamic design.
The Taycan Turbo S is the flagship of the Taycan model line – capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, it’s equipped with all-wheel drive and, through its twin electric motors, it can generate up to 750 hp. The Taycan is also available for short-term subscription or rental through Porsche Drive and 90-minute driving experiences at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles and Atlanta. For more information, please visit the Porsche Drive website or the Porsche Experience Center website.
The starting MSRP for the new 2021 Taycan is $79,900, not including the $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee, rising to $185,000 for the Taycan Turbo S. Like all other Taycan models, it also qualifies for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500.In a light-hearted addition, vehicles equipped with the Ambient Lighting option can have the color change based on the music currently playing.
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Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Macan and Cayenne; Panamera; and Taycan. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, and fine dining restaurant, 356.
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