2022 Porsche Taycan Motor

 The all-electric Porsche Taycan 2022 offers dynamic performance and a well-appointed, roomy interior, but some of its interior controls are overly complicated.

2022 Porsche Taycan

2022 Porsche Taycan Motor

The majority of Taycan models have dual electric motors, one powering the front wheels and the other the rears. They generate distinct outputs that differ depending on the trim level. With the smaller battery, the 4S produces 522 horsepower, while the larger battery produces 562 horses. The latter is standard on the top models, the 670-horsepower Turbo and the 750-horsepower Turbo S. The base model has a power range of 402 to 469 hp depending on battery size, but it only has rear-wheel drive. All Taycan models also come standard with an innovative two-speed transmission that delivers a thrilling shift during hard acceleration.

How Fast Is the Porsche Taycan?

2022 Porsche Taycan

Porsche claims that the standard Taycan model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, while the base Taycan Cross Turismo can do it in 4.8 seconds.

The Taycan 4S accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Turbo models are among the fastest cars we test, with some of the fastest zero-to-60 times of any current mainstream production car. The Taycan Turbo completes the sprint in three seconds, while the Turbo S completes it in 2.6 ticks.

Cross Turismo versions of the 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S trims accelerate to 60 mph 0.1 second slower than sedan counterparts.

The top speed of the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S sedans is 161 mph, the fastest in the lineup. Several other models have top speeds of 155 mph, while the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo comes in last with a top speed of 137 mph.

Is the Taycan Available With All-Wheel Drive?

The base Taycan has rear-wheel drive, while all other Taycan variants have all-wheel drive as standard.

What Is the Driving Range of the Porsche Taycan?

The Taycan 4S with the Performance Battery Plus has a maximum estimated driving range of 227 miles. That's about average for an electric vehicle and nothing out of the ordinary given that the industry is moving toward 300-mile expectations.

The standard Taycan battery has a range of 200 miles and the larger pack has a range of 225 miles. The Taycan S with the smaller battery has the shortest range of the lineup, clocking in at 199 miles.

How Do You Charge the Taycan?

2022 Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan can be charged at home with a 240-volt adapter or at public charging stations, which are commonly found in shopping malls or parking garages. The Taycan's charging cable conforms to J1772 standards, making it compatible with any charging port of the same size.

Where Can I Charge the Taycan?

In the United States, there are currently over 43,000 public charging stations and approximately 120,000 charging ports.

Porsche dealerships provide DC fast charging services, and Volkswagen's Electrify America initiative provides access to approximately 2,200 charging portals (Porsche is a subsidiary of Volkswagen). Taycan owners are entitled to three years of free 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America locations.

How Long Does It Take to Charge the Taycan?

It takes 9.5 or 10.5 hours to fully charge the Taycan via a public Level 2 charging station or at home with a 240-volt power outlet, depending on the battery in the car. Level 3 DC fast charging can charge a battery from 5% to 80% capacity in 93 minutes. A maximum-capability DC charging station can charge the Taycan to 80 percent in just 22.5 minutes.