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Porsche Taycan production capacity increased

Initial demand for the Porsche Taycan is strong enough for the company to approve an increase in production capacity, as well as new variants. To be built at a plant in Zuffenhausen, near the company's headquarters, output was initially set at 20,000 cars per year...

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Audi e-tron GT: 2020 EV revealed
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Audi e-tron GT: 2020 EV revealed

Audi has unveiled its all-electric take on the classic grand tourer, revealing a preview of the e-tron GT headed for production in 2020. Measuring up at 4.96m long, 1.96m wide and 1.38m tall, clothed in an evolution of the Sportback shape from the four-door A7/A5 models, Audi's design team has certainly given the GT proportions befitting a modern grand tourer...


Audi e-tron GT concept revealed, but with camouflage on
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Audi e-tron GT concept revealed, but with camouflage on

The Audi e-tron GT concept has been revealed (sorta) before, hopefully, its full unveiling at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show this week. In this latest tease ahead of the Los Angeles show, Audi has given us another glimpse at the concept's LED headlight design. The company has also provided photos of the car's exterior, but with it still covered up with an eye-distracting camouflage wrap...


Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo confirmed for production
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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo confirmed for production

Porsche has confirmed the Mission E Cross Turismo will be going into production, creating 300 new jobs at its Zuffenhausen headquarters in the process. A derivative of the all-electric Taycan – previously known as the Mission E – the Cross Turismo is a high-riding sportswagon capable of driving 500 kilometres per charge, and claims to sprint from 0-100 in just 3...


2020 Porsche Taycan to be priced between Cayenne and Panamera
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2020 Porsche Taycan to be priced between Cayenne and Panamera

The upcoming Taycan, Porsche's first all-electric model, will be priced below the larger Panamera sedan but above the Cayenne. "We’re expecting a price somewhere between a Cayenne and a Panamera," Robert Meier, line director for the Taycan, told Automotive News Europe. If this pricing setup holds for Australia, the new electric sedan could have a starting price as low as $116,300 before on-road costs...


2020 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo spied
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2020 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo spied

A Porsche Taycan wagon looks to be approved and under development, as these first photos of a prototype vehicle show. The 2018 Mission E Cross Turismo concept had many wondering whether Porsche was seriously considering a more practical body style for its first all-electric model, or whether it was keeping us engaged while development continued...


Interview: Taycan a look at the Porsche Mission E
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Interview: Taycan a look at the Porsche Mission E

The Porsche Mission E concept recently made its Southern Hemisphere debut in Sydney. Anthony Crawford was there to talk to Ingo Appel, Head of Product and Smart Mobility at Porsche Australia. AC: CarAdvice is down here at Barangaroo today with Ingo Appel. He is head of product and smart mobility at Porsche Australia, and we are standing in front of the Mission E concept, because this is Porsche's future lab pop-up...


CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!
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CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!

This week Mandy Turner is joined by Alborz Fallah and Curt Dupriez, live from our editorial off-site in Torquay, Victoria. Find out how the team went in a blindfolded motorkhana challenge in our Audi S1! Scott Collie and James Wong talk car news, with coverage of the European Parliament voting to cut emissions by 40 per cent by 2030...


Porsche Taycan: Why 20,000 per annum mightn't be enough
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Porsche Taycan: Why 20,000 per annum mightn't be enough

Porsche plans to build 20,000 Taycans each year, with deliveries to Europe and the USA commencing late 2019. Early indications are that production run may fall short of demand. While refusing to be pinned down on actual numbers, a representative from Porsche Australia told CarAdvice they'd received hundreds of ‘expressions of interest’ before anyone has actually seen the car, let alone driven it...


Porsche Taycan: Australian launch confirmed for 2020
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Porsche Taycan: Australian launch confirmed for 2020

Porsche will launch its first pure-electric vehicle in 2019, but Australia will have to wait until 2020 for the Taycan. In the meantime, the company is gearing up for its electric future by showing the Mission E Concept for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere...


Audi Sport e-tron GT concept teased
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Audi Sport e-tron GT concept teased

Hot on the heels of its e-tron quattro reveal, Audi has teased the sporty all-electric concept it plans to show in Los Angeles later this year. The Sport e-tron GT previews a four-door coupe, set to hit production in 2020. It'll be built on the same underpinnings as the Porsche Taycan, and manufactured near Neckarsulm, Germany...


2020 Porsche Taycan spied
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2020 Porsche Taycan spied

The Porsche Taycan has been spied wearing a little bit less camouflage, and a few more production design pieces. Although false body panels, printouts and tape obscure the look of the headlight and taillight units, we can see one of the Taycan's production alloy wheel designs for the first time...


Audi and Porsche collaborating on electric vehicles
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Audi and Porsche collaborating on electric vehicles

Audi and Porsche are working together on what Audi today called the ‘premium platform electric’ (PPE), which will underpin a series of models across vehicles spanning the B, C and D-segments. This partnership's outcome will underpin the upcoming Porsche Taycan, as well as the Audi e-tron Sportback concept expected to be unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show in November...


2020 Porsche Taycan drivetrain details announced
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2020 Porsche Taycan drivetrain details announced

The first details about the Porsche Taycan and its all-electric drivetrain have been revealed by the Zuffenhausen-based car maker. The Taycan will be powered by two permanently excited synchronous motors, one for each axle, and each featuring a permanently magnetised rotor which spins thanks to a stator's magnetic field...


Porsche Taycan: Orders building for brand-first EV - report
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Porsche Taycan: Orders building for brand-first EV - report

The Porsche Taycan hasn't even been revealed in its final form yet, but orders are already coming in thick and fast. Speaking with the Autocar, managing director for Porsche UK, Alexander Pollich, confirmed order books opened earlier this month and interest has been strong...


Porsche celebrates 70 years - video
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Porsche celebrates 70 years - video

In case you missed our podcast, the 911 Speedster reveal, and Taycan name announcement last week, Porsche is celebrating 70 years since its first car, the 356 Roadster, was registered. To celebrate, the brand has put together a brief video celebrating its history, and reiterating what it's all about...


2020 Porsche Taycan teased – video
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2020 Porsche Taycan teased – video

Porsche has published a teaser video for its upcoming Taycan electric sports car, the production version of the Mission E concept. It won't enter the market until 2019, but the German marque is keen to highlight the fact it hasn't lost its mojo with electric power...


Porsche Taycan: Mission E's production name revealed, here in 2020
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Porsche Taycan: Mission E's production name revealed, here in 2020

Porsche has announced its first all-electric model, previewed by the Mission E, will be known as the Taycan when it enters production next year. According to Porsche, the Taycan name is a Eurasian word that roughly translates to "lively young horse" and is a reference to the "leaping steed" on the company's badge...