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 analysing 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.
Winning the Most Innovative Model award continues a series of successes as the Porsche Taycan has already won around 40 international awards, above all in its principal markets Germany, US, UK and China.
For example, 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)
- German Car of the Year (GCOTY)
The Taycan was also awarded the prize for innovation by Connect magazine (Germany).