This spring, Porsche will introduce an update to its Taycan electric car. In anticipation of this, the sports car brand's first electric car is undergoing extensive testing in harsh conditions ranging from -41 to +53 degrees Celsius, spread across 17 countries.
Before the updated version of the Taycan goes on sale in the spring of 2024, the car is currently undergoing final intensive “real-life” testing, having been extensively tested using computer simulations and on test benches. The various versions of the new generation have already completed approximately 3.6 million test kilometers on test tracks, race tracks and roads spread in 17 different countries around the world. The cars were driven in temperatures ranging from +53°C in Death Valley, California, to -41°C north of the Arctic Circle in Finland.
Porsche says that because the changes to the model are so extensive, the rigorous testing program is almost identical to that of the new model. From launch, the three different Taycan body versions will be offered with significant modifications.
Of the 3.6 million test kilometers, 300,000 kilometers were completed in cold climate conditions and 200,000 kilometers were completed in warm countries. And in Finland, about 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and at the other end of the temperature spectrum, in Death Valley, the Taycan was pushed to its limits. For example, the Porsche development team tested the battery charging system and the reliability of the thermal management system in extreme temperatures.
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