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Good news for Porsche lovers: the German manufacturer has just announced the new Taycan electric model, which is lighter and cheaper than the other EVs (electric vehicles) on the same line.

The car is now available for order at United States, starting at US $ 79 thousand (about R $ 418 thousand, in direct conversion), without counting the tax credits estimated at US $ 1.350.

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Unlike the other Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S models, the new Taycan has only one electric motor - which drives only the rear wheels and makes the vehicle cheaper - capable of making the car reach 230 km / h on the road. Performance is even benefited by the vehicle's weight: it is just 2.071 kg, making it the lightest Taycan in the line.

Porsche Taycan
Porsche's new model features rear-wheel drive. Photo: Porsche / Disclosure

The EV has two options for battery. The Performance Battery offers a capacity of 79,2 kWh, and can run up to 431 km. The Performance Battery Plus version, on the other hand, allows 481 km run on a single charge and has a battery capacity of 93,4 kWh.

And for anyone who was concerned about the time spent recharging the vehicle's battery, it only takes 22 minutes and 50 seconds for the charge to rise from 5% to 80%.

In a matter of design, the Porsche Taycan resembles the other models in the line. The differences are due to the basic silver rims - instead of the polished versions present in the Taycan 4S - on the wheels and the black brake calipers instead of the red ones.

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Porsche Taycan interior
Interior of Porsche's new electric Taycan. Photo: Porsche / Disclosure

It is a fact that $ 79 is definitely not cheap for a car. However, the Taycan comes out much lower than the Taycan 4S and the Turbo and Turbo S models, even with similar performances and cutting edge technology.

The first models are expected to be delivered in the second half of March. Whoever has the opportunity will be able to contemplate the efficiency of the Porsche electric vehicle line, spending less money and, of course, with a clear conscience of not polluting the environment.

Street: Engadget/Ars Technica