5 things you didn't know about the Porsche Taycan's tech
5 things you didn't know about the Porsche Taycan's tech
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5 things you didn't know about the Porsche Taycan's tech

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[MUSIC] You know the Porsche icon, of course, it's in the right to be the most talked about car of 2020. The first electric Porsche charges in 22 minutes as an About 200 miles of range kinda scrawny 800 volt architecture zero to 60 and 3.2 if you buy the slow one, but it still has some technical tricks up its sleeve you may not know so well here are my top five tie con tech tricks that will certainly enlightenment the next tedious argument you get into about this car. [SOUND] This number five may sound arcane, but Porsche says before they did this This there was no certified, verifiable way to measure and bill for a DC fast charge. I'll take their word on that. So they created something called the Porsche DC energy meter that can identify who's charging when they started charging, how long it stayed charging and the amount of volts and amps that were delivered during the session and then sends that up for payment and authorization wherever it has to go. Why this is interesting is because it seems to open the door to a greater platform for DC fast charging industry which leads to more infrastructure, which means you'll actually find a place to fast charge your tiecon. Number four is the idea that your tiecon may charge its battery from a battery. You see your tie con can pull 270 kilowatts when it's charging at its highest rate. For comparison, your house has maybe 48 kilowatts, most fast charge locations maybe around 150 yourself. So where's this power going to come from? It may often be a charging station that has a giant battery and that battery can deliver all kinds of currents. Then when that's depleted after you've charged your high con, it has to charge again off the grid and rather slowly. So this idea doesn't scale real beautifully because you need time between tie con charges to refill the onsite battery, but at least is better than causing a brownout. Number three is this fascinating idea of a liquid cooled charging cable When your tie cons at a fast charge location, pulling amps at full tilt the table and gets so hot, it's not practical. So it will have to go to a location that has liquid cooling charging cables, a jacket of water and glycol running around the outside of the park that carries the juice. Now, by the way, you won't have this at home because your house couldn't provide anywhere near the kinda current they'll heat up a cable this much Another interesting note, these super high voltage cables will actually be thinner in the electrical conductor than a lower voltage. That's part of the magical physics of high voltage. But once you add the cooling apparatus, it's still a pretty horsey cable. Number two is factory integration of Apple Music The first car in the world to do this This means Apple Music is built in and does not require a phone whatsoever. It's in the dash like FM or satellite radio first car to do that. And of course, it also supports Apple Car Play, which does connect your phone to the dash. It does not support Android Auto, which Porsche and Google have been haggling over since I was in fifth grade. So don't hold your breath. For what it's worth Porsche says their buyers are predominantly iPhone users, I bet they are. Number one is the four. The four screens that can litter the dash of this vehicle. The instrument panel is a 16.8 inch display. On the center stack, a 10.9 inch display. Down on the console there's an 8.4 inch display with [INAUDIBLE] feedback and handwriting recognition. And optionally, you can get a 10.9 inch passenger display, which replicates many of the functions of the other display. And all of this, as you can imagine, is pretty much a funeral for every button knob or switch in a tie con. It has a few including its gear selector and one or two others that are required by regulations. And that's about it. Even the vent registers have to be adjusted on the screen. It can't reach out and touch them. [MUSIC]

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