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Automaker Porsche has added the Taycan 4S as its new electric vehicle model.

The sports sedan is powered by two batteries of different sizes. One provides a standard performance of up to 522hp (390KW) and the optional battery pack providing up to 563hp (420KW).

The Porsche Taycan 4S accelerates from a standing start to 60mph in as little as 3.8 seconds. The top track speed is 155mph in both cases.

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The new EV model falls under the firm’s Taycan series comprising the Taycan Turbo SS and the Taycan Turbo.

Unique features of the new Taycan include:

  • Fast charging and increased numbers of charging sites
  • Porsche has partnered with a number of operators of EV charging infrastructure to ensure its customers have access to more EV chargers.

Drivers can take advantage of a three-pronged infrastructure strategy which includes:

  • A free 30-minute charging session for three years at Electrify America sites nationwide
  • DC fast chargers at Porsche dealerships
  • Home charging to start every day with a charged battery. US Porsche customers can go to www.amazon.com/porschecharging for convenient installation of a 240V home charging plug or charging device.

When plugged into an 800-volt high-speed DC charging station, charging from 5% to 80% state of charge can occur in as little as 22.5 minutes.

The Taycan 4S is scheduled to arrive in US dealerships in spring 2020. Prices in the US start at $103,800 for the Taycan 4S with the Performance Battery and $110,380 for the Taycan 4S equipped with the Performance Battery Plus.