Audi E-Tron and Porsche Taycan are two powerful entrants in the Indian EV market. These cousins were a result of Volkswagen’s immense funding to develop advanced and powerful electric vehicles. Here’s a detailed comparison between Taycan vs e-tron to find out the strengths and weaknesses of each sibling.
Taycan vs e-tron: Platform
Although the two cars may seem different, they share a huge amount of DNA. The most prominent being both vehicles are made on the same platform. Both Taycan and e-Tron use Volkswagen’s J1 platform, it is a platform entirely dedicated to VW group’s electric vehicles. Traditional Manufacturers used to make electric vehicles on existing ICU models platforms. This method made them make sacrifices on the quality of the product. hence manufacturers like Hyundai and Kia are coming up with dedicated platforms for their electric vehicles.
Taycan vs e-tron: design and styling and dimensions
When it comes to styling both the car has kept its brand’s heritage and DNA.
Porshe has a sleek design with a sculpted bonnet and smooth curves running across the body. The Taycan flaunts a sportier front fascia with a low-rise body, a sloping roofline, and discreet intakes integrated next to the futuristic LED headlamps.
On the other hand, the e-tron has an aggressive, sporty-looking design. At the front is a large hexagonal grille, swept-back LED headlights and angular air inlets with horizontal slats. The sloping roofline and vented wheel arches provide the e-Tron with enhanced aerodynamics.
Since both cars are made on the same platform the dimensions of both the vehicles are pretty similar. Both of them have similar seating and storage capacities.
The Porsche Taycan gets the elegant Porsche styling on the inside. The Cabin of the car looks classy and futuristic. It has room for four people and houses a multifunctional steering wheel, leather seats, and a panoramic sunroof. The Taycan also has a neatly arranged 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an 8.4-inch center console and no physical buttons. Porche provides the customers with multiple styling choices for the interiors. Also, additional features such as massage front seats, heated rear seats, 4-zone climate control, an analog compass, and recyclable carpet as well as floor mats come as standard features in the Taycan.
Like the Taycan EV, Audi e-tron GT offers a spacious 5-seat layout. The car gets the original asymmetric dashboard from Audi and a multifunctional steering wheel, ambient lighting, ventilated seats, 3-zone climate control, heated front seats, nine airbags, and two luggage compartments. the interior is of superior quality and uses eco-friendly recycled materials. The 10.1-touchscreen runs on Audi’s totally serviceable MIB3 software and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The backup camera on the e-Tron includes a 3D rendering for enhanced navigation in tight spaces.
Power and Range
Audi e-tron GT packs a 93kWh battery paired to two electric motors, one on both axles. It churns out a maximum output of 646hp/830Nm and a range of up to 500 km, depending on the variant. The e-tron gt can charge from 0-80% in 22 minutues.
Porsche Taycan has two electric motors, combined with a 79.2 kWh/93.4 kWh battery pack, to deliver up to 751hp of power and up to 484 km range. The Taycan is capable of going from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.
According to Porsche, the Taycan can charge from 5 – 80% in just about 22.5 min and can provide approximately 100 km of range in 5 minutes.
Prices for the Taycan starts at ₹1.50 crore and go up to ₹2.31 crore for the Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S.
The Audi e-tron gt is priced at ₹1.71 crores (ex-showroom).
To summarize, both are brilliant vehicles that provide an amazing experience for the price it comes at. It is up to the individual to select a car that caters to their preferences.
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