IAA 2019 — Thoughts On The Future Of German Compact Family Cars

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 03:29:31 +0000

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), was a strange and different experience compared to the last time I was there. The road trip in itself was a +1000 mile long and very satisfying experience in my Tesla Model 3, which I will dedicate another post to cover. In the following article, though, I will try to put into words the puzzling buzz of change in the realm of passenger cars from a consumer perspective

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Tesla vs Porsche EV Rivalry Accelerates the Death of Fossil Vehicles

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 04:30:32 +0000

Tesla Official Twitter Account ImageWhilst seemingly irrelevant to everyday driving, the ongoing competition between Tesla and Porsche over EV performance supremacy is quickly demonstrating that fossil sports cars are becoming obsolete — an important symbolic milestone for the EV revolution which will have repercussions in higher volume segments. If Porsche wants its Taycan to keep pace with the Tesla Model S Plaid, Porsche will have to allow it to outperform the company’s current flagship Panamera combustion sedan. And that will only highlight the inferiority of fossil vehicles

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A Practical Reason Why Nürburgring Records Matter To Tesla

Credit to Author: Frugal Moogal| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 01:00:55 +0000

Until a couple weeks ago, my knowledge of the famous Nürburgring race track in Germany was basically limited to the strange Ring Racer roller coaster that was built in 2009 to be the fastest in the world, but ended up only operating four days in 2013 after they blew more than 12.3 million euros making it

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Tesla’s Leadership At Nürburgring Is A Win For Everyone

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:49:11 +0000

If you are a lover of all things auto, you should celebrate Tesla’s leadership on the Nürburgring track, and I am going to explain why I think this to be so

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Tesla Model S Laps The Nürburgring In 7:23 — Crushing The Porsche Taycan

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:33:34 +0000

A Tesla Model S prototype currently testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife has been informally timed lapping the circuit in 7:23. The stopwatch timing was made by a correspondent of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport. The Tesla did have have the advantage of using race compound tires, but that doesn’t account for the almost 20 second advantage over the Porsche Taycan’s publicized lap time (7:42). The Tesla also looks to have the potential to surpass the track performance of every gasoline saloon, save limited production specials from Jaguar and

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Tesla Model S At The Nurburgring — Elon Musk Says Lap Time Will Be Set Next Week

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:52:42 +0000

Tesla Model S Press ImageElon Musk has picked up the gauntlet thrown down by the Porsche Taycan — the Tesla Model S will record a lap time at the Nurburgring Nordschleife at some point next week. Will the Model S beat the Taycan’s 7:42 lap time

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Porsche Taycan — Power Hungry, Slower To Charge Than Tesla Model S (Most Of The Time)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 03:05:24 +0000

All rights to Simon Barke /CTAfter the unveiling of the new Porsche Taycan yesterday, analysts were quick to call the only electric competitor (the Tesla Model S) “ancient in comparison,” pointing out the “pathbreaking” 800 volt system that “slashes recharging times.” It is true that a higher system voltage can reduce charging times: you can feed more power to the battery without increasing the charge current. But just how good is Porsche’s implementation

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People Prefer Tesla Model S To Porsche Taycan In Latest Survey

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 02:00:58 +0000

Porsche Taycan Press ImageA recent survey by Autolist finds more people prefer the Tesla Model S over the new Porsche Taycan, largely because of the Tesla Supercharger network.

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Porsche Taycan Highway Range 241 Miles (WLTP), City 280 Miles, Price = $151,000 & Up!

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:09:15 +0000

Porsche Taycan Press ImagePorsche just held the launch event for the all-electric Taycan, sharing useful new information on WLTP range (up to 241 miles on the highway) and 0–62 mph acceleration time (as low as 2.8 seconds), thanks in part to great aerodynamics. We’ll have more coverage from the event itself in the coming days, but here’s a quick piece on the key information

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Porsche Taycan Already Faster Than Panamera Sibling & Other Combustion Peers Around Twisty Race Tracks

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2019 16:36:00 +0000

Despite not surpassing some of its combustion peers over the full lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, a recently released onboard lap video shows that the Porsche Taycan has effectively outperformed its Panamera sibling (and the BMW M5 and M5 Competition) over the twisty first half of the course. This indicates that on the vast majority of the world’s race circuits, where mid-speed corners dominate over high speed straightaways, the Taycan will be able to lap faster than the Panamera and similar 4-door saloons, such as the BMW

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