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Scientists declare the Taycan the most innovative car in the world
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 electric Porsche recognized by the scientists at CAM include its 800-volt architecture, two-speed transmission on the rear axle, high recuperative power of up to 265 kW and best cd value in the segment (from 0.22).
The Center of Automotive Management (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 been analyzing the innovations of global automotive manufacturers since 2005. In conjunction with the auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), they recognize the most outstanding innovations in their annual awards. Approximately 250 production vehicles were evaluated for 2019/20.
The award ceremony will take place in a digital live format on 14 July 2020. Markus Lanz, from German television broadcaster ZDF, will host the Digital Automotive Talk on the subject “Upheaval and transformation in the automotive industry – innovations as the key to successfully overcoming the crisis". The live stream can be followed at www.pwc.de7datfrom 5.00 pm.
“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. “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, recognized 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."