Porsche Taycan EV 2020 spotted on the streets of China

Updated Jul 04, 2019 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The all-electric Porsche Taycan 2020 was caught running around Shanghai in plain view for everyone to see.

Porsche Taycan 2020 visits Shanghai

While most Porsche prototypes start out at Nurburgring, the Porsche Taycan high-performance electric vehicle was actually seen in China, specifically in Shanghai and as the pictures suggest, it isn’t covered up or camouflaged at all.

According to our sources, the Taycan was seen outside a hotel called the Peninsula as such, it can be said that Porsche is deliberately advertising the said vehicle to the Chinese market.

As you may well know, the current Chinese automotive market nowadays is gigantic and is becoming one of the world’s most influential set of car consumers.

Kicking off in China: the Porsche Taycan prototype visits Shanghai

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This is a great move for Porsche as the Chinese have presented to have a positive response in terms of electric cars as such, sports, luxury EV is projected to have great success in the said region.

That being said, the Porsche Taycan 2020 is also set to visit other locations including the US, and the UK. Both of which are very important sales markets for Porsche in general.

A picture of the Taycan EV in the streets of Shanghai

The Taycan while being a very revolutionary move for Porsche, still has that graceful signature Porsche poise

The Triple Demo Run

While running around barely covered on Shanghai’s streets came as a pleasant surprise, Porsche actually intends to display the prowess of the Taycan through three events, each of which will be set on a race track on China, US, and the UK.

In China, the Taycan, apart from running around in public, have taken several runs on the Porsche Experience Center or PEC which is located in Shanghai and was driven by Li Chao, an accomplished racing driver, and businessman.

Next is at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, the United Kingdom on July 4 to 7 where the Taycan will perform a hill run course and is to be driven by Mark Webber, a former Formula 1 driver.

Porsche Taycan EV 2020

Car enthusiasts can examine the Taycan EV at three events in China, US and the UK  

And finally at the ABB FIA Formula E Championship at New York on July 13 to 14 and to be driven by Neel Jani, a Swedish Le Mans 2019 winner and FIA WEC World Champion.

The Porsche Taycan will have its official launching in September of this year and as of now, test units of the said vehicle have already covered about six million kilometers.

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The Porsche Taycan: Performance

The Porsche Taycan prototype is the company’s first ever all-electric sports car which was derived from their Mission E concept vehicle which was in turn first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2015.

While the Porsche’s founder: Ferdinand Porsche actually did build fully electric vehicles like the C.2 way back in the 1900s, the Mission E is actually the first high performance, fully electric Porsche car to make it to a full production run.

That being said, the new Porsche Taycan continues that initial vision that the company’s founder had for the future of transportation.

As for the Taycan itself, the name is Turkish of origin meaning “lively young horse” which is confirmed to be referencing the horse on the Stuttgart coat of arms which is found on the Porsche logo.

The Porsche Taycan EV on a bridge in China

While having no engine noise at all, the Taycan will still thrill you with its impressive Porsche styling and acceleration

The Porsche Taycan EV is a high-performance sports car powered by two 800 volt electric motors giving the car a blistering 3.5 second 0-100 kilometer per hour time. It also enables the Taycan to reach the speed of up to 250 km/h.  

This is thanks to the 789 horsepower output that the twin electric motors whose power is stored in a liquid cooled 90kWh lithium-ion battery. The Taycan also has a claimed range of 500 kilometers and is plug-in charging capable.

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Know more about Porsche


Porsche Philippines is offering Filipino car buyers a total of six premium models for 2023. In the coupe lineup, the German automaker brings in the Porsche 718 and Porsche 911. Meanwhile, it has two crossover SUVs, namely the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan. And lastly, there are two Porsche sedans in the Philippine lineup which consist of the Porsche Panamera and Porsche Taycan fully electric vehicle (EV).

As for Porsche price Philippines, interested car buyers are encouraged to contact or visit its dealerships in the country. The German marque has a Philippine dealership located at 201 EDSA, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. A Porsche showroom is also available at W Building, 11th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

If you're looking for a more convenient way to browse Porsche cars, Philkotse offers a wide selection of new and old models plus you can enjoy exciting promos and deals. Also, know the latest news, reviews, and information about your other favorite car brands.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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