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EcoLuxLuv☆YVR: Porsche Introduces the Taycan Electric Sportscar

EcoLuxLuv☆YVR: Porsche Introduces the Taycan Electric Sportscar

The future of Porsche is right here in Metro Vancouver. At the first-of-its-kind Porsche pop-up store, Porsche NOW, the all-new all-electric Porsche Taycan was the star of the party. Two industry giants, OpenRoad Auto Group and Dilawri Group of Companies, came together to break ground on the construction of a brand-new Porsche Centre at the Richmond Auto Mall and to give media and VIP guests a sneak peek of what to expect at the future centre.

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The 2019 Porsche Taycan on display at Porsche NOW Richmond | Image by Helen Siwak
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The interior of the Porsche Taycan electric vehicle | Image by Helen Siwak

The Porsche Taycan is the company’s impressive first step into the luxury electric vehicle market. This four-door sedan is sleek on the inside and out. A wide variety of customizations are available, including a fully vegan interior. Even without a gas engine, it retains the traditional Porsche feel that enthusiasts know and love.

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The centre of gravity is low, lower than any other before, making for excellent handling even at high speeds. The top-of-the-line model, the Turbo S, boasts a ludicrously fast 0 – 100km/h in 2.8-seconds. This vehicle remains a Porsche through and through, even down to the sound. Unlike most current EVs, the Porsche Taycon has an amplification system to route the mechanical noise of the gearbox through speakers inside and out, giving the ordinarily silent EV driving experience the sound one expects of a high-performance vehicle. The Taycan starts at $220K, with options roughly another $30K. Not only does the Porsche Taycan offer the traditional luxury vehicle feel without the pollution, the factory it will be manufactured in is just as green.

It was only fitting for this groundbreaking new electric vehicle to be unveiled during an event at the Porsche NOW pop-up, a first of its kind in the world. Located at Richmond’s Aberdeen Square, this retail concept offers a design centre where customers can custom-build their own Porsche, an augmented reality visualizer for clients to experience their dream Porsche, as well branded Porsche products such as fashion, watches, eyewear, electronics, and bags.

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Christian Chia (CEO of Open Road Group) tries on a selection of sunglasses from the new shopping area | Images by Helen Siwak
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Savoury plantbased snacks went well with Champagne! | Images by Helen Siwak

The Porsche Taycan is a welcome addition to the luxury driving market with its excellent acceleration and handling, and addition of sound and vegan interior option. The new carbon-neutral factory in Germany means that this vehicle is truly green.

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Graphic design features really stand out as modern and edgy | Images provided by Porsche Now Richmond

The Porsche NOW pop-up, as well as the coming dealership in Richmond, are unique not only for their features but because they are born from a great partnership.

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Mona Rose Butler
Mona Rose Butler
Mona Butler is a writer for EcoLuxLuv Communications. Mona has a passion for cruelty-free beauty and is constantly on the lookout for new product recommendations. When not working, she spends her free time in the gym or with her nose in a book.
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