Porsche Taycan
It wasn’t for honeymooners that Niagara Falls was chosen as a backdrop for September’s Porsche Taycan debut. The natural wonder, which generates nearly five megawatts of electric power a second, drove home a point to those who still think of battery cars as slow and quirky oddities. This was a performance vehicle capable of producing 750 horsepower from the renewable energy the falls were producing. While the very name, Porsche, might bring to mind high-performance gasoline power, the company’s founder, Ferdinand Porsche, designed one of the world’s first plug-in hybrids, the Loehner-Porsche Mixte, as a young engineer more than a century ago. In fact, more recently, …
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