An electric car that can be repeatedly raced at a drag strip or lapped at speed around a race track without overheating or prematurely draining its batteries, or both, is coming later this year in the guise of the all-electric Porsche Taycan, reports the You Tube channel Fully Charged. The car was track-tested in southern Germany in August, during which time it was driven to 200 km/h (124 mph) from zero 26 successive times on a single charge, with a sub-10-second average time. The sports-car automaker said it paid particular attention to improving motor design and battery cooling. The two compact motors offer “excellent thermal behavior,” Porsche said; the cooling system monitors and makes specific cooling corrections in battery temperature in real time.
The new Taycan can hit 200 km/h (124 mph) from rest in less than 10 seconds, 26 consecutive times. It’s a feat made possible because of attention to battery cooling, says Porsche. PHOTO: PORSCHE