Porsche Taycan 4S electric car
The Porsche Taycan 4S, an electric car with performance comparable to the flagship Tesla Model S cars. Image obtained with thanks from Porsche.

Porsche has released a cheaper version of the Porsche Taycan 4S electric car for £83,367 (including VAT). Compared to its sisters which are the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S, it is significantly cheaper.

The Taycan Turbo is priced at £115,858 and the Taycan Turbo S is priced at £138,826 including VAT. The Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S can accelerate from 0-62 mpg (0-100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and 2.8 seconds respectively. I haven’t seen any acceleration data for the Porsche Taycan 4S as yet.

The combined driving range of the Porsche Taycan 4S is 206-252 miles and has an energy consumption of 26.2 kWh/100 km to 21.1 kWh/100 km. The power consumption of the Porsche Taycan Turbo is 26.7 kWh/100 km to 23 Wh/100 km, and the power consumption of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is 25.7 to 24.5 kWh/100km and has a range of 241 to 256 miles.

The performance and price are comparable to Tesla’s higher end cars (for example: the P100DL). However, Tesla still set the gold standard for range at well over 300 miles (up to 370 miles in some cases).