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Porsche Taycan sets world record for longest electric vehicle drift

Porsche has set a new Guinness world record for the longest continuous drift in an electric vehicle (EV). Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) chief instructor Dennis Retera recorded 210 laps around the 200-metre wet circular skidpad at the brand's Experience Centre at the Hockenheimring circuit in Germany...

Around the tracks: The Rock can't fit into a Porsche Taycan

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2020 Porsche Taycan price and specs: quicker and cheaper than a 911 – UPDATE

UPDATE: Porsche has released an informative video presented by brand ambassador and former F1 aerodynamicist Kate Reid, explaining the technologies and processes behind the Taycan's charging system. We've added the video to the bottom of this story, which is otherwise unchanged...

2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric car versus McLaren 720S in drag race

Car enthusiasts – and YouTube channels – can’t get enough of the sheer speed of electric performance cars. Until the novelty wears off – and every person on the planet is aware of the capability of electric cars when the tech is applied for maximum acceleration – we will continue to be treated to videos like this...

Public electric car charging in Australia: Your questions, answered

We’ve covered our fair share of electric cars at CarAdvice and yet, even as seasoned professionals, we still get tripped up by the complicated terminology and technology behind them. With different providers, plug types, manufacturers and standards in use, the language around electric car charging can often feel complicated and exclusionary for the average consumer...

10 new cars we're excited about in 2020

When planning to buy a new car, it pays to have options. And while the Australian car market currently offers more than enough to keep you browsing for weeks on end – there's more to come over the next 12 months. At CarAdvice, we spend most of our days eagerly anticipating the new cars we've been writing about since they were merely concepts, renders or rumours...

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo soft-roader due in Australia next year

Porsche’s Taycan Cross Turismo electric soft-roader is due in Australian showrooms in 2021, CarAdvice understands. The high-riding wagon version of the Taycan is slated for a European reveal later this year, after it was confirmed for production last year By utilising the 800 volt ‘J1’ electric car platform taken from the Taycan, the Cross Turismo variant is expected to have a 500km driving range and on-board 150kW DC fast charger capability...

More affordable rear-wheel-drive Porsche Taycan lands in China

A new base-model Porsche Taycan has debuted in China, devoid of additional badges like its 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S siblings. This new Porsche Taycan model only has a single electric motor powering the rear wheels, unlike the all-wheel-drive models currently available to buy in Australia...

Taycan: Half of all customers are new to Porsche, many are existing EV owners

The all-electric Porsche Taycan is attracting plenty of interest from outside the traditional Porsche market, with half of all registered expressions-of-interest (EOI) coming from Australian buyers that are new to the German brand. The Australian order book for the Taycan officially opened in early June, when pricing for the range was announced...

Porsche Taycan range to gain Cross Turismo, GTS and base variants - report

Porsche’s all-electric Taycan range will see a significant expansion over the next 20 months, if a report from Spanish publication Motor.es is to be believed. The first addition to the range will be the Cross Turismo, a high-riding wagon version of the current four-door sedan bodystyle launched last year...

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spied testing

The upcoming Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has been spied in cold weather testing this week, ahead of a debut expected to occur later this year. Entering as a jacked-up and wagonised version of the electric Taycan four-door coupe, the new Porsche was first previewed by the Mission E Cross Turismo in early 2018...