Porsche Taycan Base (2021)

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2021 - 2024
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price
$64,995
In 2024 this car was replaced by: Porsche Taycan Base (2024)

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Porsche Taycan Base (2021)

Technical Specifications of Porsche Taycan Base (2021)

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2021 - 2024
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
Germany
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Discontinued
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Sedan Porsche Taycan Base (2021)

Range and Battery

Range
Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
WLTP
EPA
GCC
231-276 mi 208 mi 217 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
79.2 kWh 71 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
32.7 kWh/100 mi (3.1 mi/kWh)

Charging

Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
AC
DC
9.6 kW 223 kW (50 kW at 400 V)
Architecture
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
800 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • CCS Type 1
CCS Type 1 charge port

Performance

Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
RWD: PMSM
Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
Power
Torque
300 kW (402 hp) 254 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
5.1 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
143 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
195.4 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
84.4 in 77.4 in
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
54.9 in
Wheelbase
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
114.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
5
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
4566 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
14.4 ft3 No Data 3 ft3
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
May 15, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in Porsche Taycan Base (2021)

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Charging Porsche Taycan Base (2021)

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Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
May 15, 2024
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About Porsche Taycan Base (2021)

Detailed Descriptions

The Porsche Taycan Base (2021) is an all-electric rear-wheel drive sedan. It came out in 2021. Porsche stopped making the Base (2021) in 2024 and replaced it with the Porsche Taycan Base (2024). You can still find Porsche Taycan Base (2021) on the used car market, with prices starting around $64,995.

The Porsche Taycan Base (2021) has a 79.2 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 217 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 32.7 kWh per 100 miles (or 3.1 miles per kWh) — ranked №449 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Porsche Taycan Base (2021) can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds (ranked №240 out of 683 electric vehicles) and reach a top speed of 143 mph.

The car’s powertrain delivers up to 300 kW (402 hp) of power and 254 lb-ft of torque.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

The estimated How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? for Porsche Taycan Base (2021) falls between 195–239 miles, ranking it №449 out of 683 electric vehicles. Several conditions can influence this range:

  • Speed: The battery drains faster at higher speeds.
  • Temperature: Extreme temperatures can impact range.
  • Terrain: Range is reduced on hilly or mountainous terrain.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving behaviors, such as frequent acceleration and braking, decrease efficiency.
  • Feature utilization: Climate control and media system usage also affect range.

These figures are approximations, and your actual driving range may vary. When planning trips, consider these factors and be prepared for potential charging stops.

For trip planning assistance, utilize the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

In the USA Porsche Taycan Base (2021) has a CCS Type 1 charge port.

  • You can charge it at home using a standard domestic socket or plug into any public AC charging station using the right cable. Keep in mind that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 9.6 kW, which translates to approximately 26 miles of range added per hour of charging.
  • For quicker charging, consider using a compatible DC fast-charging station. The car boasts a maximum charging rate of 223 kW, but remember that battery temperature and charge level can influence the actual speed you'll experience.

Estimate charging time, rate and cost using Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

In the United States, the Porsche Taycan comes standard with a 9.6 kW on-board charger. For drivers who desire faster AC charging, an optional 19.2 kW charger is available. Please note that due to its 800V architecture, the Porsche Taycan's charging speed is limited to 50kW at 400V DC chargers. However, an optional upgrade is available to increase the charging speed at 400V stations to 150kW.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

Porsche Taycan Base (2021) comes in the following dimensions:

  • Length: 195.4 in
  • Width: 84.4 in (including side mirrors) or 77.4 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 54.9 in
  • Wheelbase: 114.2 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 4566 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

The rear cargo area of the Porsche Taycan Base (2021) provides 14.4 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №422 out of 683 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of N/A cubic feet (ranked №422 out of 683 electric vehicles).

In addition, the car has a frunk, a front compartment with 3 cubic feet dedicated to smaller items.

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

Additional Information

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