The all-electric Porsche Taycan is the most important innovation driver in the global automotive market, thanks to 27 new developments – 13 of which are the world firsts.
These are the conclusions obtained by the new AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Report published by the Centre of Automotive Management (CAM) which recognised the advancements in the electric Porsche including its 800-volt architecture, two-speed transmission on the rear axle, high recuperative power of up to 265kW and best Cd value in the segment (from 0.22).
The award ceremony took place in a digital live format on July 14.
Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG Oliver Blume in a press statement said, “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 a fantastic confirmation of the innovative strength of our company and the pioneering spirit that can be found at Porsche.
“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.” This award continues a series of successes as the Porsche Taycan has already won around 40 international awards, above all in its principal markets Germany, United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and China.
The electric sports car has been voted: 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) and German Car of the Year (GCOTY).
The Taycan was also awarded the prize for innovation by Connect magazine (Germany).
CAM is an independent scientific institute for strategic consulting and empirical automotive and mobility research at the University of Applied Sciences (FHDW) in Bergisch Gladbach.
Under Centre Director Professor Stefan Bratzel, they have analysed 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.