Science ride from the Science Guy
Professor Nye has a hot line to our cerebral cortex. It is there that we recall his lessons from our youth, making sense of electromagnetism. Well Porsche saw fit for him to reprise his role, and their latest upload explains the incredible brakes of the Taycan.
The brakes on your car transform speed into heat and dust. Not only does this waste all of your kinetic energy, it also makes your wheels filthy. Almost every electric car has an inverter that is capable of turning the electric motors into generators. This (AC/DC) box normally puts a load of 80 kw on the wheels, but Porsche saw fit to offer 265 kW of stopping power. Tapping the brake pedal puts 355 horsepower back into the motors, charging the batteries in the process. Your car can’t do this, and its just one of thousands of details that make the Taycan the only logical choice. Click the button to find out more.