There have been many news stories about the Porsche Taycan recently as the new all-electric has turned heads by winning awards, setting fastest lap times and even setting a World Record for the longest drift by an electric vehicle. With so much information coming from the Porsche brand about the car, we thought it was time to get in touch with one of our customers to find out how he is finding his all-electric Porsche. Nick Proctor has answered our questions about his experience of owning a Taycan since he picked it up in October last year.
1. Have you owned a Porsche before?
I grew up around cars and car lovers. It was familiar to see a Lotus, a motorbike or the latest GTi on the drive, so it’s safe to say my family are petrolheads. We grew up watching Top Gear and 5th Gear as well as going to the annual motorshow (some of my best memories with my dad and brother). I remember saying I would one day buy a Porsche, but over the last decade I’ve increasingly been aware of environmental damage and have felt constrained to EV’s. I had an EV run-around to see if it would work for me and found the experience to be really positive, so I put myself on the Taycan order list in February 2019.
2. Tell us about the options you chose for your Taycan.
I feel like I’ve gone quite all out in the areas that mattered to me and then smart on how the cost comes together – something Porsche Centre Cardiff really helped me with. I’ve spent on things like the colour (Chalk), the sports kit (a must), massage chairs (use them every time I drive it), vegan interior (how cool is that), BOSE(R) Surround Sound System and a heated steering wheel. I reigned in on model with the 4S as it is more than fast enough, and stuck to the Aero wheels as I think they are timeless.
It’s inspiring to see what is possible – the idea of Porsche + EV didn’t seem to work, but they’ve absolutely nailed it. It drives better than any other Porsche I’ve been in (in a number of ways) - you get instant power, immediate response and you really feel part of the car.
4. Does the Taycan fit in with your idea of what a Porsche should look and feel like?
100%. I mean it looks better (let’s face it) than some of the other Porsche models. Crazy really because it’s ticked so many boxes. It’s a five door family car that has a better relationship with the planet and looks damn right sexy. I’ve been looking out for an EV for ages that I could get excited about. My company, Amber Energy, is part of the movement to a sustainable planet, so choosing robustness, longevity and trying not to compromise was really important to me.
5. Do you have a charging routine?
It honestly doesn’t need a routine. A mindset to charge when charging is free is useful (as you can go shopping, charge for free and basically feel like your food shop didn’t cost you anything). There is a charging stop 50 meters from my house. Most councils are trying to position charging points close to housing estates and more are coming. That has been crucial, as there isn’t any parking on my street except the two electric charging spots – so it works quite well for the priority of having a space and charging at the same time.
6. What are your future plans for longer trips in your Taycan?
We are going to do an EV rally (other Taycan owners are welcome) in the aftermath of Covid. That will take us down to Monaco – watch this space.
Thank you Nick for giving us your account of Taycan ownership, we are excited to hear what you get up to in the future with your electric Porsche. The brilliant photos Nick has provided us with were taken by Amy Shore.
If reading Nick’s interview has sparked your interest in the Taycan, please contact one of our sales team by email on email@example.com for more information.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here