When Porsche Taycan was first brought out in 2015 at a German car convention, it stole the show.
Originally named Mission E, the Taycan impressed attendees with the announcement that it was to be the first fully electric vehicle Porsche was to produce.
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Those highly anticipating having one delivered to them would have to wait. The first model year available to the public was the 2020 Porsche Taycan.
So, what’s in a name? A lot, as is to be expected when the name is Porsche. First off, the question everyone wants the answer to is, what’s the range? With a full charge, the Taycan can drive up to 288 miles.
If you were driving at the top speed of 161 miles an hour, you’d get about an hour and a half. Luckily, for long trips, it’s much more likely to go quite a long while before needing to connect to power.
Fuel economy is a combined 69 miles per gallon. Yes, this is all electric but the simple way of figuring out MPG on these types of vehicles is 1 gallon equals 33.7 kWh. In the Taycan, a driver would enjoy 49 kWh for every 100 miles.
Towing capacity is 1,576 lbs pulled by a horsepower of 321 up to 616, depending on the type. To be fair, you probably won’t have the full four seats filled on joyrides, much less pulling anything with this supercar.
If this Porsche is speaking to you, expect to take it home with prices starting at $82,700 and upwards of $131,400. If you’d like a chance to get familiar with all the other options, stick around.
We’ve got a list of comparable vehicles here that will make you want to go out and see one of these high-performance cars for yourself.
To start with, here are a few of our favorites, such as the Tesla Model 3, Lucid Air, and Mercedes EQS, but be prepared for the many interesting options through the end.
Grab your keys, it’s time to hit the gas.
Electric vehicles similar to the Porsche Taycan
1. Tesla Model 3
If the Taycan price is a bit steep, perhaps you would find interest in another electric favorite. With prices starting at $44,990, the savings are just beginning. The MPGe estimates you should get about 138 city miles and 126 on the highway.
Drivers should look forward to the range being from 272 to 358 before a charge is needed. The best time to charge is overnight, since it takes about eight and a half to ten hours to get to 100%. The Model 3 has 283 hp and seats five.
2. Lucid Air
This all-electric car looks like it’s the CEO of confidence, and it should with a range of up to 516 miles. It knows you can breathe a sigh of relief about the last time you charged. The MPGe is 126 with between 480 and 804 hp.
Feel like you are floating with an automatic transmission and all-wheel drive that transports up to five people. You can get where you are going fast, given that the Lucid models can get you there with a top speed of 168 mph. Take one home for $77,400.
3. Mercedes Benz EQS
Another good electric option is the EQS by Mercedes. Surprisingly, or maybe not, the price starts head and shoulders above the previous models at $102,310 but does not have as high of an MPGe or range when compared to similar cars.
Nevertheless, those with brand loyalty would be happy to hear that you can get up to 97 MPGe and a 340 mil range. The horsepower is pretty standard for this type of luxury sports car, at 329 to 516. The EQS seats five.
4. Tesla Model S
Elon said, probably, that if it’s horsepower you want, it’s horsepower you’re going to get. This electric sports car can produce up to 1,020 hp and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds and 155 miles an hour.
Perhaps that $94,990 price tag is worth it with that kind of power behind the wheel. Up to five can go along for the ride on the battery that gives you 405 miles and a combined MPGe of 120.
That’s not all the power is good for in this Tesla. There’s a towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs.
5. Jaguar I-Pace
Okay, so we’re closer to earth budget-wise in this Jaguar. MSRP from $69,900, this all-wheel drive electric luxury car seats five but only gets an MPGe of 80 in the city and 72 on the highway.
The range is a little less than we’ve gotten spoiled on, too, so far on this list at 234 miles. 394 hp gets you from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 124 mph.
Technically, it’s classified as an SUV but it still has the look of a sporty car. Jaguar is keeping Pace with what the people want.
6. BMW i4
Popular luxury brand BMW has an electric vehicle that has high-performance and a smooth ride. The i4 comes as an automatic with rear-wheel drive.
There’s room for five to see the city with 109 MPGe and up to 300 miles battery-only. This BMW packs quite a punch at 536 hp but does not knock you out at a price that starts at $55,400. 130 mph is the top speed.
7. Tesla Roadster
The once-popular Roadster was thought to be put on a shelf a decade ago. However, Tesla has gone back to the drawing board and updated the electric vehicle with some impressive new stats.
First off, you can’t just walk into a dealership and take the Roadster on a test drive. Right now, it’s a reservation-only order with $5,000 down and $45,000 within 10 days. So, what’s all the hubbub about? How does 0 to 60 in less than 2 seconds sound?
That’s some pedal to metal, as it’s deemed the quickest car in the world. This Tesla comes with an astounding 620-mile range, a top speed of over 250 mph, 288 hp, and 103 combined MPGe.
Technically, four people can sit in the Roadster, but it’s tough to say if the two in the back would have enough leg room, they surely would not have a ton of windows to look out of.
8. Lotus Evija
Just when you think Tesla has the win in the horsepower game, Lotus Evija has come to play. When it’s released, the Evija is said to come with 2,000 hp! Arriving on the scene in 2019, this Lotus model will be the first electric car from the company.
The lithium-ion battery will support a 250-mile range at 200 mph. Speaking of speed, Evija can get to 60 mph in less than three seconds. Another on the long list of speedy things this Lotus can do is get a full charge in 18 minutes.
By the looks of this sports car that lives in the year 3022, Batman will definitely want to be one of the only 130 owners from the limited production. It will take Bruce Wayne money since it’s expected to cost about $2,300,000.
9. Aspark Owl
Another whimsical electric hypercar is this Japanese fantasy come to life. While the 280-mile range is not necessarily shockingly impressive, the makers have been focused for four years on making the Owl the fastest to accelerate as an electric vehicle.
Only 50 have been made so far, making it one of the most difficult to come by. With a price of over $4.2 million, it’s not hard to understand why. Coming in at just under 2,000 hp, the Owl can go up to 249 mph and sustain 147 MPGe.
It should be noted that this Aspark is not a family car and seats two comfortably.
Non-electric vehicles similar to the Porsche Taycan
1. Audi RS 6
Looking to take more than just a few people down the road? The RS6 has an extra seat. Since the early 90s, the RS 6 has been a top-rated sports car and it continues to not let us down.
This car now features 591 hp, a V8 engine, an eight-speed transmission, and two turbos. All that comes in handy when you’re in a hurry, especially the ability to go 190 mph.
If only the roads would open up! While the mpg isn’t great, 15 in the city and 22 on the highway, it isn’t the worst. You can find this car for prices starting at $116,500.
Just a heads up for 2023, there has been rumored that a 600 hp RS6 called E-Tron will be debuting with zero emissions, now that’s progress.
2. Porche Panamera
Channel James Bond in this sleek and sophisticated number. Up to four people can sit inside and get the experience of up to 620 hp. This comes with a decent 18 city and 24 highway MPG with up to 181 mph.
Unlike most of the other options on the list, this car has a towing capacity of over 4,400 lbs. Prospective buyers will be looking at $88,400 and up to call a Panamera their own.
3. Aston Martin Vantage
In an effort to end on a lofty note, Aston Marton could not be forgotten. With prices of the Vantage starting at $139,000, this model gives out up to 527 hp and a combined 21 MPG.
All of that to bring you to 195 mph. Just you and one other, anyway. Seating is tight but worth the ride if you get the chance.