Porsche Scientists declare the Taycan the most innovative car in the world

Scientists declare the Taycan the most innovative car in the world

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Thanks to a total of 27 new developments, the Porsche Taycan is the most important innovation driver in the global automotive market. 13 of these, or almost half, are world firsts. These are the conclusions of the new AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Report published by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). Innovations in the Taycan include its 800-volt architecture, two-speed transmissions on the rear axle, high recuperative power of up to 265kW and best drag coefficient value in the segment (from 0.22).

The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) is an independent scientific institute for strategic consulting, empirical automotive and mobility research at the University of Applied Sciences (FHDW) in Bergisch Gladbach. Under Centre Director Professor Stefan Bratzel, they have been analysing the innovations of global automotive manufacturers since 2005. In conjunction with the auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), they recognise the most outstanding innovations in their annual awards. Approximately 250 production vehicles were evaluated for 2019/20. The award ceremony took place in a digital live format on 14 July 2020. Markus Lanz, from German television broadcaster ZDF, hosted the Digital Automotive Talk on the subject of “Upheaval and transformation in the automotive industry – innovations as the key to successfully overcome the crisis“.

Thanks to a total of 27 new developments, the Taycan is the most innovative car in the world

“We are delighted that our first all-electric sports car has so quickly achieved a place on the top step of the podium in the AutomotiveINNOVATIONS awards. This is fantastic confirmation of the innovative strength of our company and the pioneering spirit that can be found at Porsche,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

Taycan Turbo S

“We have developed a new car with a new team and have built a completely new carbon-neutral factory. Technical innovations such as our 800-volt architecture, recognised here by the award, permit short charging times. The two-speed transmission on the rear axle guarantees a unique driving experience. Both order book and customer feedback are very positive.”

Long and unrivalled list of awards in the main markets
The Most Innovative Model award is only the start of the list, as the Taycan continues a series of successes, winning around 40 international awards, predominantly in its principal markets Germany, US, UK and China.

Some notable examples the electric sports car has been voted for include:

  • World Car of the Year 2020 in both World Performance Car and World Luxury Car categories: World Car of the Year (WCOTY)
  • Car of the Year: BBC TopGear Magazine (UK)
  • Game Changer of the Year: BBC TopGear Magazine (UK)
  • The China Green Car of the Year: Chinese Car of the Year (CCOTY)
  • German Car of the Year (GCOTY)

The Taycan only marks the start of the electric era with more innovative ideas to come out of the Stuttgart factory in the near future.

Text first published in the Porsche Newsroom.