The Neptune Blue Taycan Turbo S is destined for a customer in the UK. “We are thrilled to have reached this milestone so early in our production history – despite the recent challenges posed by semiconductor shortages and the volatile Covid situation,” says Kevin Geck, Vice President Model Line Tycon. “With the Tycan, we have made a decisively successful start to the electric era.”
The all-electric sports car is available in a variety of body styles and various engine options combined with rear or all-wheel drive. Its range of 513 km (WLTP) makes the Taycan 4S the longest-range version. The Taycan Turbo S is the current record holder for the fastest production electric car, with a time of 7 minutes 33 seconds around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Smart, green and lean: Production Not only the Taycan itself, but also its innovative construction methods set standards in the fields of sustainability and digitalization. A high-tech production facility, new technology and processes have been built in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is used in the development of electric powertrains, for example. Thanks to ‘machine learning’, for example, camera systems assess quality even more accurately than conventional non-AI monitoring systems when stamping the drive number and pre-assembling the gearbox. It also reduces the workload of manufacturing staff, as they have to do less follow-up checking. An example from the field of resource conservation process and technology is robotic energy recovery. Like the Taycan, kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy during the braking process and stored with the help of a high-efficiency capacitor. If the robot accelerates, the recovered energy is harnessed.
“The Taycan is innovative and so is the Taycan product,” says Albrecht Reimold, Executive Board Member for Production and Logistics at Porsche. “Since the start of production in 2019, we have been producing the Taycan in a completely carbon-neutral way. This now applies to the production of all sports cars at our plants in Zuffenhausen and Leipzig. This allows us to be ‘zero brings us another step closer to our vision of ‘Impact Factory’. Smart, green and lean – that’s our understanding of sustainable production.”