Porsche’s electric vehicle passed the toughest test of 3.6 million kilometres in temperatures ranging from -41°C in Finland to 53°C in Death Valley

Porsche Taycan facelift has faced extreme temperatures, from the scorching 53°C in California’s Death Valley to the freezing -41°C in Finland.

The latest Taycan model has moved past computer simulations and is now in its final real-world testing phase. Kevin Giek, the Vice President of the Taycan Model Line, highlights that the new Taycan has been improved in nearly every way.

The testing is so thorough it’s similar to what a brand-new model would undergo. At launch, the Taycan will come in three versions, all with significant updates.

Of the total test distance, 300,000 kilometers were in cold climates and 200,000 in hot ones. In Finland’s Arctic region, the Taycan proved its power on ice and snow and even charged faster in cold temperatures. In contrast, in Death Valley’s intense heat, the car’s battery charging and cooling systems were put to the test.

Florian Stahl, Head of Taycan Testing, emphasizes that Porsche’s electric cars go through rigorous testing, just like their combustion-engine counterparts. The goal is not just top performance but also reliable performance in any weather. By its launch, the Taycan will have been tested in 17 countries, in temperatures ranging from -41°C to +53°C.

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