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2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S sets production electric vehicle lap record at The Bend

The 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S has set a lap record for a production electric vehicle at South Australia's The Bend Motorsport Park. Piloted by former Bathurst 1000 winner and Porsche Track Experience chief instructor Luke Youlden, the red Taycan Turbo S lapped The Bend's 7.7km GT Circuit layout in three minutes and 30...

Australia's first wrecked Porsche Taycan? $200k electric car crashes in Melbourne

A 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S has wrecked on Melbourne's iconic St Kilda Road boulevard, less than three months after it was first registered. It's understood the electric Taycan attempted to make a u-turn in front of an electric tram near the Toorak Road junction, causing significant damage to the Porsche...

Electric vehicle sales on track to overtake last year's total by June

Sales of electric vehicles in Australia are on track to eclipse 2020 figures by the middle of this year, according to latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). A total of 1255 electric vehicles have been reported as sold to the end of April, a 128.4 per cent increase over the same period last year...

VFACTS: All-electric Porsche Taycan falls from first to third in category during April

The Porsche Taycan electric sedan – which two months ago topped sales charts outright in the ‘Large Car over $70,000’ category – dropped to third place during April 2021, behind the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (106) and BMW 5 Series (69). Just 48 examples of the zero-emission four-door were reported as sold, down from an impressive 161 the month prior...

Every new electric car coming to Australia in 2021

When discussing Australia's dearth of electric cars and their related infrastructure, the debate always comes back to consumer choice – or lack thereof. However, with a list of incoming launches, promised models and electric-powered variants on the cards, the limited-choice excuse will hopefully soon be a distant memory...

All-electric Porsche Taycan becomes Australia’s best-selling luxury sedan

The electric 2021 Porsche Taycan is now Australia’s best-selling large luxury sedan, according to the latest sales figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The ‘Large Car over $70,000’ category has long been dominated by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series, with the top spot almost exclusively held between the two of them every month since 2000...

The Drive Five: The week's most interesting stories

As you might be aware, 2021 marks the year CarAdvice and Drive become one – bringing together both sites' top-shelf automotive content under one banner. For you, dear reader, not much will change. We're still the same team, with the same familiar faces and high standards for our new-car content and love of all things automotive...

The 10 quickest cars for sale in Australia in 2021

As it turns out, identifying the quickest cars in Australia for 2021 is not an easy feat. Not only do they need to be available locally, they also need to meet our criterion of completing the 0-100km/h sprint in under three seconds. You may be expecting to see brands such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes, but interestingly, they don't make the cut...

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo price and specs: High-riding electric wagon here by October

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo price and specs detailed High-riding electric wagon joins the sedan in showrooms by October 30mm increased ride height, 36mm of extra rear headroom from long-roof body Australia getting 4S and Turbo models only, priced from $201,000 before on-roads The 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has been unveiled overnight, ahead of the electric vehicle (EV)'s Australian launch in the third quarter of 2021 (July to September)...

Electric vehicle sales have doubled so far this year

Official new car sales data released today shows 558 electric vehicles were reported as sold during January and February of 2021, an increase of 105.1 per cent over the same months last year. The increase could be higher if Tesla sales were included in official data. Although Tesla has been selling cars in Australia since 2014, it does not provide monthly sales updates...

2021 Porsche Taycan deliveries begin in Australia

Customer deliveries of the 2021 Porsche Taycan have officially begun in Australia, with the first examples of the all-electric sports sedan now on local roads. An online report released overnight suggest there are approximately 100 Taycans in the country, with each of the brand’s 14 local dealerships picking up showroom stock...