Almost everyone knows the Tesla Model S. It’s their oldest vehicle, and despite being made in 2012, it’s filled with technology. Why, you might ask, are we comparing this to a Porsche?
Porsche has just launched their fully electric executive sedan, the Porsche Taycan. They could have just made an electric Panamera, but you get this instead. Its perfect rival (since not many automakers have entered this segment) is the Model S.
- Model S – $107700 CAD ($82462 USD)
- Taycan – $119000 CAD (91110 USD)
Comparing the Model S P100D and the Taycan Turbo S: The Tesla battery is 100 kWh and the Taycan’s is 93.4 kWh. Apparently, the Porsche has 163 more horsepower than the Model S (751>588). The Model S does 0-60 in 2.87 seconds, while the Taycan’s acceleration time is 2.66 seconds. Charging ranges are roughly 600km for a Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan can go to 450km on a single charge.
The Model S looks very different from other cars, yet very sleek. The verdict for styling is definitely the Porsche Taycan, due to the fact that it looks somewhat like a 911. The rear is actually one of the best designs in the car industry. However, the door handles are not flush and tucked in like the Tesla.
Both are standard with a fixed panoramic roof. I think that the Porsche’s interior is more luxurious and practical. There’s not much to say about the interiors, so I think that luxury automakers like Mercedes and BMW should go into this segment to make more competition.
The Porsche Taycan wins this comparison, although Tesla is a perfect market disruptor which makes very technologically advanced cars. If you’re looking for something more luxurious and practical, choose the Taycan for only $10K more. It’s also more powerful and faster.
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