The Porsche Taycan's motors cost as much as two Dacia Sanderos
Two cars or two Taycan motors?
It is often said, and rightly so, that electric cars have much lower running costs than ICE cars. In fact, with their simplified conception and a much lower electricity price, they are now more than equal to their combustion counterparts in terms of cost, despite a higher purchase price.
It is also known that it is the batteries, which are complex and yet indispensable components, that add the most to the initial price of electric cars. But in some cases, the electric motors of these vehicles also contribute to the explosion of the final price. This is especially true for high-end electric cars.
For example, we knew that the Porsche Taycan was expensive, or even very expensive like all Porsches. What was less well known was that the electric motors of the German sedan are also very complex and therefore expensive when it comes to repairs. Not surprising when, combined, the two electric machines of the Taycan Turbo S develop 761 PS.
This results in an official 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds. Porsche has just released the staggering prices of each electric motor in a Taycan Turbo S. The front electric motor would cost around €16,000 (£13,900/$19,000) while the rear unit would cost around €11,000 (£9,600/$13,100)!
This would mean approximately €27,000 (£23,500/$32,100) worth of electric motors on the Taycan Turbo S. Remember, this is just the electric motors and not the battery which would most likely be more expensive. To give you an idea, you could afford two very well equipped Dacia Sandero Stepways for that amount of money!
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