Porsche Taycan (2020)

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

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Range (WLTP):

252 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 Porsche 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
3.7kW Home / Work 22 h 11 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 12 h 20 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 7 h 31 m/h
50kW Public Locations 60 min 71 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 20 min 214 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** 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

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

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

Where you can charge a Porsche Taycan

Place Porsche Taycan Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

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 is usually free through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £10.53 4.90p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £11.74 9.10p

* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 26p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers.

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £449*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team

* Price includes £350 OLEV grant, full price £799.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 252 miles
Official range (NEDC*) N/A
Pod Point Confidence Range** 215 miles

*For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" 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
EV type Battery electric
Battery size 79.2 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 75 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 335 Wh/mile
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 350 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 46 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 2019 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 Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, but you will also benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price £83,367
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
20/21 0% £0
21/22 1% £833
22/23 2% £1,666

* 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
OLEV EVHS Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.