The 14 coolest features in the Porsche Taycan, the company's new $150,000 electric Tesla rival
- Porsche has unveiled its flagship electric sports car, the Taycan, equipped with features that allow it to rival Tesla.
- Many of the features included in the car have never before been used in either a Porsche or an electric car.
- Porsche plans to invest more than $6.6 billion into electric mobility by 2022.
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Porsche just unveiled its first fully-electric sports car, the Taycan.
The electric sports car has features and specs that aren't found in any other Porsche or electric vehicle currently in the market.
For example, Taycan is the first car with a system voltage of 800-volts instead of the more common 400-volts, allowing the car to charge efficiently according to the automaker.
Porsche focused on sustainability in the Taycan. The interior of the car can be ordered completely leather-free, instead made from recycled material. The three-location world premiere of the car also emphasized sustainable energy resources.
The unveiling in North America took place at Niagara Falls to represent hydropower, the European unveiling was on a solar farm, and the Asia unveiling was in Fuzhou, China on a wind farm.
"We perceive these natural forces with all our senses in exactly the same way as we experience the impressive power delivery of the first all-electric sports car from Porsche," the automaker said in a prepared statement.
Porsche plans to invest more than $6.6 billion into electric mobility by 2022.
Take a look at Porsche's first fully-electric sports car and the features that make it both rival and be distinct from Tesla: