Porsche’so called upcoming Taycan, that is predicted to go on the market next year, will possess three or more versions of this all-electric sports automobile, including an all-wheel drive version. But it’s the Taycan Turbo — the name Porsche is giving its top notch version — that reveals the automaker’therefore approach.
The names — the Taycan for its base version, Taycan 4S for its all-wheel drive version and Taycan Turbo for its functionality variant — as well as prices ranges for each were initially reported by columnist Alex Roy. As Roy notes, however, “turbo” is language used for internal combustion engine .
It seems the performance edition of this Porsche Taycan EV is going to probably be branded “Turbo”.
Since ICE nomenclature is the one that brings clients to EV.
— Alex Roy (@AlexRoy144) December 26, 2018
Porsche parent company Volkswagen Group has pledged to spend more than a billion developing the Taycan, which roughly equates to “vibrant, young horse” in a nod to its iconic logo.
The electric vehicle is observed (in certain circles) as a threat to Tesla, which has dominated the luxury electric vehicle marketplace. With this much investment directed toward Porsche’s first all-electric automobile, the German automaker is using nomenclature recognizable to its existing customer base, lots of whom have never possessed an EV.
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