The all-electric Porsche in RWD configuration starts at $79,900. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 19, 2021 2021 Porsche Taycan BEV As a follow on to the Meet the All-new, All-electric 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S back in November of 2019, Porsche is about to release an all-electric but RWD only Taycan. With its front power unit removed, the RWD standard Taycan lost 200 pounds. While EPA range estimates have not yet been provided, it should achieve another 15 to 25-miles range over and above the current 227 mile-range Taycan 4S Performance Battery Plus model. I hope it will arrive with even more. The MSRP for the new 2021 Taycan is $79,900 plus $1,350 D&H. Like all other Taycan models, it also qualifies for a fed tax credit of up to $7,500 and is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships this Spring. 2021 Porsche Taycan Drivetrain The Taycan shares the same permanent magnet synchronous rear drive motor and battery as the Taycan 4S and a 600A pulse inverter. Like all other Taycan trims, the Taycan includes a two-speed transaxle to provide strong and seamless acceleration, with efficient highway cruising. Like the other Taycan trims, the std. Taycan can be equipped with a Performance Battery w/ a max capacity of 79.2 kWh and can charge at up to 225 kW. The Performance Battery Plus weighs approximately 170 pounds more, features a gross capacity of 93.4 kWh and can charge at up to 270 kW. Both take just 22.5 minutes to charge from 5 to 80 percent from a 350 kW High Speed DCFC. The standard Performance Battery equipped Taycan produces 402 hp and 254 pound-feet of torque while the upgraded Performance Battery Plus provides up to 469 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of battery configuration, the Taycan can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and has a top track speed of 143 mph. With the standard battery, the Taycan covers the quarter mile in 13.7 seconds, while the larger pack shortens the sprint to 13.5 seconds. 2021 Porche Taycan Interior 2021 Porsche Taycan Brakes and Chassis The Taycan arrives with standard 19” Aero alloys, six-piston front brakes and four-piston rear brakes. This setup is similar to the Taycan 4S, but the color of the wheels and the calipers differ. The Taycan will feature black calipers and alloy wheels painted in brilliant silver as standard, while the 4S is equipped with red calipers and polished alloy wheels with high gloss black spokes. Porsche Surface Coated Brakes and Porsche Ceramic Coated Brakes, as well as 20- and 21” range robbing alloys are optional. Porsche Active Suspension Management is standard. Adaptive air suspension can be ordered as an option. The RWD Taycan has a coefficient of drag of just 0.24 and when equipped with the optional air suspension, the figure drops to 0.22. Distinguishing features include a unique front apron, side sills and rear diffuser in black are the same as those on the Taycan 4S. LED headlights are fitted as standard. 2021 Porsche Taycan Interior The cockpit of the Taycan continues with the free-standing curved instrument cluster. The central 10.9” and optional display for the front passenger add to its modern appearance. Porsche Connect with Apple CarPlay, Function on Demand, Plug and Charge, Apple Music, over the air updates, and three-years of free Electrify America charging are all standard. And still no Android Auto. Additional optional equipment such as Porsche InnoDrive with Traffic Jam Assist, a 19.2 kW on-board charger, Head Up Display, 14-way seats with massage functionality, upgraded audio systems, and multiple exterior colors and interior trims are available. The Taycan is still my favorite looking Porsche. Globally, Porsche stated they sold more than 20,000 Taycan’s incl. 4,400 here in the U.S last year.