Porsche Taycan (2020)

The complete guide to the Porsche Taycan (2020), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

Last updated: Jul 07, 2022 7 min read

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Range (WLTP):

254 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


Sleek, handsome and self-assured, the Taycan is very much a Porsche, but also very much a BEV, complete with whopping 225kW rapid charging capability and plenty of range. Being a Porsche, performance is the name of the game here, and even in the more standard 4S model (the numbers in this guide relate to the 4S variant), 0-60 arriving in a mere 4 seconds, while refined, sporty handling matches expectations for the legendary German brand. A premium feel throughout the car leaves you feeling that you're in something pretty elite - as does the price. A great car in its own right, but also a sign of electrifying drives yet to come.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Porsche Taycan

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Taycan from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 35 h 7 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 22 h 11 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 12 h 20 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 7 h 32 m/h
50kW Public Locations 60 min 72 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 20 min 215 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Porsche Taycan with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 11kW*
Rapid: CCS

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Max DC rate: 225kW
Connector location: Right Side - Front
Connector location: Right Side - Front

* Optional 22kW on-board charger available.

Where you can charge a Porsche Taycan

You can charge your Porsche Taycan conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £798*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Porsche Taycan

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £21.07 9.76p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £19.86 15.33p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Porsche Taycan Lifestyle

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 254 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 216 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 4 seconds
Top speed 155 mph
Engine power 523 bhp / 390 kW
Torque 640 Nm
Battery size 79.2 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 75.2 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 335 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 348 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 41 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Porsche Taycan is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price* £84,030

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 2% £1,680
23/24 2% £1,680
24/25 2% £1,680

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group 50
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.