When the all-electric Taycan sedan hits the market in 2019 or 2020, it will have access to what will likely be the most powerful charging network on the road. Until now, if you wanted a fun, stylish, luxurious, long-range electric car , you had to buy a Tesla . Elon Musk’s automaker was the first to produce battery-powered vehicles that could stay on the road for hundreds of miles without stopping to recharge. Drivers finally had good reason to take their electrics far beyond their daily trundlings between work, home, and the grocery store—but the infrastructure to keep them charged up didn’t exist. So Tesla built them an international network of Superchargers —stations where they could stop for a spell and plug in, reaching an 80 percent charge in a little more than half an hour. As Porsche prepares to launch its fully electric car, the Taycan sedan (née the Mission E concept), it faces a different problem: How to stand out in a field full of cool, capable EVs from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Audi, and others, along with old dog Tesla. Porsche’s solution, though, looks a lot like Tesla’s. Unable to offer a […]


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