Porsche, vanguard of performance and maker of the vaunted 911, is set to reveal its first electric car today in a global extravaganza featuring events on three continents emceed by former F1 and FIA Endurance driver Mark Webber. The 2021 Porsche Taycan will be shown in Canada, Germany, and China as the operation unfolds starting at 9am EST—but rather than trying to be in three places at once, you can watch the livestream here.
So far, the four-door Taycan looks like it will live up to the spectacle with a rumored 600+ horsepower, crazy-fast charging, and an interior filled with screens. More importantly, it's the first electric vehicle from a company with the singular ethos of Porsche. There's reason it's been selling the 911 for over 50 years: it tends to do things right. From what we've seen, the Porsche Taycan will be no different. See for yourself:
If you're wondering about this whole tri-continent shebang, Porsche is aiming to highlight renewable energy. "Niagara Falls at the border between the US state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario represents hydropower," the release reads. "A solar farm in Neuhardenberg near Berlin represents solar power. The wind farm on Pingtan Island, around 150 kilometres from the Chinese city of Fuzhou in the province of Fujian, represents wind power." Well then.