5,000 km across Australia in a Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

In a groundbreaking demonstration of Porsche electric performance, the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, has successfully completed the journey across Australia, from Darwin to Bondi Beach, reaffirming the power and viability of electric vehicles in long-distance travel.

5.000 km across Australia in a Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

Covering a distance of 5,000 km, the adventure was not only a testament to the Taycan’s impressive range and performance but also to the growing network of electric charging infrastructure that is rapidly transforming the way we think about all electric travel.

The expedition incorporated a vast array of charging options from outback cattle stations, to fast charging stations and Porsche Destination Charging. The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, equipped with its cutting-edge battery technology, showcased its remarkable endurance and efficiency as it navigated through diverse terrains, off road adventures and a range of weather conditions during the three-week drive from the Northern Territory to the iconic Bondi Beach in Sydney. Configured with the optional 22kW on-board charger, the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo was able to optimise charging times in remote locations. The 19-day journey included 27 charging stops and within the three weeks a total of 85 hours was spent charging, which was mostly completed overnight.

5.000 km across Australia in a Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

Destinations enroute included Nitmiluk National Park and the majestic Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge in the Northern Territory, endearing country town Daly Waters, a successful assent of the infamous Simpson Desert sand dune ‘Big Red’ in Queensland, as well as a stopover at the heartland of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, the Bathurst Racetrack, followed by the stunning winding roads of the Blue Mountains, before heading towards the wild surf at Bondi Beach, New South Wales.

Throughout the journey, the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo demonstrated the seamless integration of electric vehicles into everyday lives, proving that electric road trips are not only feasible but also enjoyable.

5.000 km across Australia in a Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

Porsche wants to continue with its ambitious electrification strategy. The all-electric Macan has reached the home straight and will be available to customers in 2024. The all-electric 718 is expected to be available for purchase next. It will be followed by the all-electric Cayenne.

"The technology in the Taycan has proven its performance capabilities under difficult conditions and as the charging infrastructure further expands, electric vehicles are becoming more popular than ever, reshaping how Australians travel on their roads," said CEO and Managing Director of Porsche Cars Australia, Daniel Schmollinger. In Australia, there are currently 165 Porsche Destination Chargers across 87 locations, and the Official Porsche Centres’ ultra-rapid DC chargers are among the fastest charging stations available in Australia (up to 350kW).

"Embracing the spirit of exploration, the Taycan Cross Turismo redefines on this all electric trip the very essence of reduced impact adventure. The Taycan Cross Turismo offers a thrilling driving experience while exploring nature. This is how Porsche captures the hearts of Australians."

5.000 km across Australia in a Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

The journey commenced with brand ambassador, former F1 driver and endurance racing champion, Mark Webber behind the wheel of the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo. Daniel Schmollinger commented: "There’s no one better to experience the Taycan with than Mark Webber. He understands the performance capabilities of this car and has a deep respect for how Porsche is pushing the boundaries of electric mobility. Mark’s passion for both cutting edge technology and Australia made him the perfect guide."

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