Info
Info

Taycan prototype undergoes testing at the Nardo high-speed track in Italy

News

Porsche announced that during 24 hours, a pre-production Taycan covered a distance of exactly 2,128.1 miles before the world premiere on September 4 as part of a test at the Nardo high-speed track in Italy, nearly the distance from the Porsche headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia to the Porsche Experience Centre in Los Angeles, California.

Info

With peak temperatures of 107 degrees Fahrenheit and a track temperature of up to 129 degrees, the average speed was kept between 121 and 133 mph, and the Taycan proved its long-distance qualities before its launch. The test was carried out without interruptions, as the prototype only stopped for quick charging and driver changes among six factory test drivers.

Stefan Weckbach, Vice President Product Line, Taycan, said, “The Taycan mastered this ambitious endurance run without any problems. The result achieved in Nardo highlights the advantages of the unique 800-volt technology and its high maturity level. Before the Taycan is launched on the market at the end of the year, we will have covered over 3.7-million test miles across the globe.”

The Taycan is the first fully electric production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts. This technology enables consistently high performance, reduces the charging time and decreases the weight and the packaging space of the cabling. During the endurance test drive at the Nardo Technical Centre, 800-volt charging stations by Porsche Engineering Group GmbH were used. These stations will also be used in a joint venture with Ionity.

The Taycan's sophisticated thermal management also proved itself in Nardo. Thermal management revolves around a highly efficient, intelligent system for cooling and heating the high-voltage components. This prevents potential power losses due to excessive heat generation and ensures the optimum temperature for the most efficient charging process has been reached when the vehicle arrives at a charging station.

The new Porsche Taycan not only exhibits endurance, its electric powertrain is designed in such a way that it can unleash its full power even after accelerating several times at short intervals. At the end of July, a prototype vehicle accelerated down an airfield from a complete stop to 124 mph no less than 26 successive times. Impressively, the average acceleration figure from the timed runs was under 10 seconds, with a 0.8-second difference between the fastest and slowest acceleration runs.

The Nardo Technical Centre has more than 20 test tracks and test facilities on an area covering over 700 hectares, counts 90 companies in the automotive sector among its customers and employs more than 150 staff. Since 2012, the test site has been run by Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart.

The test centre was established in 1975 with the construction of the iconic circuit and offers extensive testing options for any development phase. The high-speed circuit - the only one of its kind in the world and measuring 7.8 miles - was built in order to be able to test cars under extreme conditions and make development processes more efficient.

The renovation of the test centre was successfully completed in mid-July. Among the improvements made was the installation of an innovative crash barrier system, which was developed by Porsche Engineering specially for high-speed testing in Nardo. Work also included the complete renovation of the 26-acre driving dynamics site.


The Latest News, Brought To You By
Taycan prototype undergoes testing at the Nardo high-speed track in Italy
Modified on Tuesday 20th August 2019
Find all articles related to:
Taycan prototype undergoes testing at the Nardo high-speed track in Italy
TaaS Technology Magazine
Info
Global Electric Car Count Climbs From 5.6 To 7.9 Million
Groupe Renault Reveals Details Of The All Electric City Car Twingo Z.E.
Plug Power Partners With Lightning Systems To Build Fuel Cell-powered Class 6 Electric Trucks
Honda Establishes New Company Responsible For MaaS Business In Japan
Dana Launches Production Of Spicer Electrified ES9000r E-Axle For Class 4 And 5 Commercial Vehicles
NAVYA Equips Japan’s First Public Service Of Autonomous Mobility In The City Of Sakai
Trustonic Joins Car Connectivity Consortium To Protect Connected Car Apps
Bosch And Human Horizons To Cooperate On Battery In The Cloud Service
Micron And Continental Accelerate Machine Learning At The Edge
Endesa Is To Install 22 Quick Recharging Points In 11 BDMED Service Stations
Six European Cities Will Use Artificial Intelligence To Move Towards Carbon Neutrality
Pininfarina’s Battista Anniversario Set To Be Unveiled In Geneva
HELLA Launches Latest 77 GHz Radar Technology
Porsche Ventures Invests In US Software Company DSP Concepts
Lucid Motors Announces Partnership With LG Chem
OXBOTICA AND CISCO TO SOLVE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DATA CHALLENGE WITH PIONEERING OPENROAMING PLATFORM
Safety In Cars: Infineon’s AURIX Is The First Embedded Safety Controller Worldwide To Be ASIL-D Certified
Honda To Demonstrate Its Range Of Electrified And Connected Technologies At 2020 Geneva Motor Show
Keysight’s Scienlab Test Solution To Be Used By BMW At Its Battery Cell Competence Centre
DB Schenker Invests In Volocopter As It Extends Series C Round To €87 Million
Eurasian Resources Group Considers Opening A Battery Material Plant
SwRI’s Motion Prediction Algorithms Enhance Safety Features For Automated Vehicles
Sion Power Demonstrates High Energy Density Lithium-Metal Rechargeable Battery Cell Technology
Mercedes-Benz ECitaro Receives “Blue Angel” Environmental Label
Info
Info
×
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Logo
×
Logo
×
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the TaaS Magazine, the TaaS Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.


Please subscribe me to:

 

You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in:
 
X
Info
X
Info
{taasPodcastNotification}