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Porsche’s electric sports received a major upgrade for the 2025 model year. The new Porsche Taycan features longer range, more performance, and fast charging capabilities.

2025 Porsche Taycan gets even more performance

Porsche has been testing the new Taycan model for several months now, and it’s finally here. The new electric sports sedan is upgraded in nearly every way.

“We are continuing this success story with the extensively updated Taycan.” Kevin Giek, head of the Taycan line, said.

The new 2025 Porsche Taycan reaches “new heights in terms of performance” with improved driving dynamics. Meanwhile, Porsche was able to improve efficiency for longer-range trips.

All new Porsche Taycan models will beat their predecessors off the line. For example, the RWD Taycan Turbo can now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. That’s 0.6 seconds quicker than the previous version.

Porsche included a new push-to-pass function (Sport Chrono package) that provides a power boost of up to 70 kW, depending on the model.

The new function will last 10 seconds at the push of a button. The added power lifts the system output to 938 hp on the top model, making it the most powerful Porsche production vehicle yet.

The new 2025 Porsche Taycan (Source: Porsche)

Faster Charging and more range

At 800V DC fast charging stations, the new Porsche Taycan can charge at up to 320 kW under ideal conditions. That’s 50kW more than the previous model.

Porsche also included a standard 150 kW DC/DC converter to optimize speeds on 400V networks.

Although not an official rating, Porsche tested the 2025 Taycan, resulting in ranges of up to 265 miles (587 km). That was with the large battery model.

2025 Porsche Taycan (Source: Porsche)

Porsche says it continues working on its “fast travel” strategy, including shorter charging stops and longer range.

The new Porsche Taycan can charge from 10% to 80% in about 18 minutes with ideal conditions. Porsche said the Performance Battery Plus now has a gross capacity of 105 kWh, up from 93 kWh.

All Porsche Taycans come with adaptive air suspension standard. The new AWD model offers Active Ride suspension as an option.

Porsche added a new rear-axle motor with up to 80 kW more power than the previous version. It also included a modified pulse inverter, more powerful batteries, new thermal management, and a next-gen heat pump to improve efficiency.

New features and improved design

The 2025 Taycan comes with more standard features than ever, with Lane Change Assist, Ambient lighting, Porsche Intelligent Range Manager, a new cooling system, and more.

Porsche made the new Taycan even more attractive with new front and rear styling, including new headlights and taillights. With new front fenders and flatter headlights, the Taycan looks sportier than ever.

2025 Porsche Taycan interior (Source: Porsche)

A Porsche logo is included in the rear light strip, featuring a 3D, glass-look design. An illuminated version is available for the first time.

Another notable feature is the Turbonite accent color, making the new Turbo and Turbo S models stand out from other versions on both the exterior and interior.

The new Taycan received several interior upgrades, including standard door sill protectors. Two new leather-free options are also available in Black and Black/ Slate Grey.

An updated instrument cluster and infotainment include added functions. Porsche added a mode switch on the steering wheel.

Porsche says Apple CarPlay is “more deeply integrated” into the Taycan’s displays and functions. The new in-car function enables video streaming on the central and passenger display.

2025 Porsche Taycan trim Starting Price
(not including $1,995 destination fee)
Taycan $99,400
Taycan 4S $118,500
Taycan Turbo $173,600
Taycan Turbo S $209,000
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo $111,100
Taycan 4S Cross Turismo $125,200
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo $176,300
Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo $211,700
2025 Porsche Taycan prices and trims

The new 2025 Porsche Taycan sedan and Cross Turismo are available to order now. Porsche expects the new models to hit US showrooms this summer.

Porsche’s upgraded 2025 Taycan starts at $99,400 (not including $1,995 destination fee). Prices run upwards of $211,700 for the top Turbo S Cross Turismo.

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Italy is putting a big hybrid floating solar–floating wind farm in the sea




Italy is putting a big hybrid floating solar–floating wind farm in the sea

A 540-megawatt (MW) hybrid floating solar–floating wind farm is going to be developed off Italy’s southern coast, in the Ionian Sea.

Dutch-Norwegian offshore solar company SolarDuck, Italian investment fund Arrow Capital, and Italian developer New Developments are jointly developing the Corigliano project, which will be in the Gulf of Taranto off the Calabrian coast of Corigliano-Rossano:

SolarDuck is a spin-off of Damen Shipyards, a major shipbuilder in the Netherlands. It’s tapped into that knowledge to design elevated solar platforms made of offshore-grade aluminum that sit 10 feet (3 meters) off the water to withstand rough waters. The elevation also reduces salt deposits on the solar panels. (Floating solar farms on lakes and ponds tend to sit directly on the water.)

The triangular floating platforms are modular, so they can be connected to form large plants. Plus, the platforms have slip-resistant walkways and fences for access and maintenance.

The hybrid floating solar–floating wind farm will feature 420 MW of offshore wind and 120 MW of floating solar. It will have 28 floating wind turbines, but SolarDuck’s announcement doesn’t indicate who is developing them. We’ve reached out to SolarDuck for details and will update when we hear back.

The Corigliano hybrid floating project is expected to come online in 2028.

SolarDuck is running an up to three-year 5 MW pilot with multinational energy company RWE in the North Sea, 7.5 miles (12 km) from The Hague’s Dutch coast. In December, it secured €15 million in funding, and it’s going to install Japan’s first offshore floating wind farm.  

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Doroni unveils production-intent H1-X eVTOL, offering personal air travel up to 120 mph [Video]




Doroni unveils production-intent H1-X eVTOL, offering personal air travel up to 120 mph [Video]

Young urban air mobility (UAM) developer Doroni Aerospace is stepping out of the shadows and into the eVTOL startup with the official reveal of its flagship aircraft – the H1-X. The two-seat eVTOL was showcased during a livestream event today and is damn close to being market-ready, touting some impressive specs.

Doroni Aerospace was founded in 2016 by Doron Merdinger – a lifelong entrepreneur with 25 years of design, manufacturing, and firm management expertise.

To bring his dreams of sustainable aviation transportation to life, Merdinger assembled a team of engineers and technicians working together to democratize flight in a growing eVTOL segment.

The result of those efforts is the HX-1, Doroni’s flagship “flying car,” better known as an electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle. After years of development behind the scenes, which we at Electrek have kept close tabs on, Doroni has finally revealed the H1-X to the public, which looks pretty cool. Have a look for yourself.

  • Doroni eVTOL

Doroni hard launches with production-intent eVTOL

The eVTOL startup shared many details of the H1-X earlier today during a livestream event you can view below. While Doroni’s flagship aircraft is an eVTOL through and through, its design and use vary from several of its competitors in development.

For instance, Doroni designed the H1-X as a two-seat personal aircraft rather than the larger cabins designed for air taxi services many other companies are working on. The H1-X also features a unique tandem wing configuration, with propellers built in (less risk of decapitation!)

The company says this design feature enhances the eVTOL’s lift and efficiency compared to traditional designs, and its wing fences can better manage airflow. The ducted fans are also quieter, even when the eVTOL’s eight electric motors are revving. Doroni’s CEO spoke during the eVTOL launch event:

The H1-X is not just a vehicle; it’s a leap toward a future where freedom of movement and sustainability coexist. Our dedication to innovation, safety, and the environment is embodied in every aspect of the H1-X, marking a new chapter in transportation.

Doroni shared that the H1-X weighs 1,850 pounds, can haul a payload capacity of 500 pounds, and can fly for 40 minutes on a single charge. What’s most interesting is that the incoming eVTOL can reach a top speed of 120 mph! Hopefully, Doroni will aid in training and certifying its future owners because that’s a lot of speed for the average person.

Representatives for Doroni Aerospace told Electrek that the first several examples of the H1-X eVTOLs are currently being built and will be used for extensive test flights at the end of the year. That being said, we were told the aircraft you see below is the go-to-market product, although there may be some minor tweaks before scaled production.

The H1-X has already received FAA certification for flightworthiness in the US and is expected to enter mass production in 2026. Each eVTOL is expected to cost between $300,000 and $400,000. You can learn more from the replay of the entire reveal event below:

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Fisker is talking to Nissan for a lifeline and electric pickup partnership




Fisker is talking to Nissan for a lifeline and electric pickup partnership

Nissan has been revealed as the potential savior of Fisker. The Japanese automaker is reportedly talking with Fisker to invest in the company and partner on electric pickup trucks.

Earlier today, we reported on Fisker’s disastrous fourth-quarter results showing that the electric vehicle startup lost $400 million in 2023 and it now has less than $400 million of cash on hands.

The automaker had to admit that it wouldn’t be able to continue operations past next year without a big cash injection.

It did reveal that it was talking to a “large automaker” about an investment that could save the company.

Now, Reuters reported that the automaker in question is Nissan:

Nissan is in advanced talks to invest in electric vehicle maker Fisker (FSR.N), in a deal that could provide the Japanese automaker with access to an electric pickup truck while giving the struggling startup a financial lifeline, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

The deal would reportedly involve Nissan investing $400 million in Fisker. It would also involve Nissan building the Alaska pickup truck unveiled by Fisker last year at one of its US plants.

On top of it, Nissan could use the Alaska platform to build its own electric pickup truck.

Neither Nissan nor Fisker commented on the report.

Fisker’s stock dropped by more than 50% today after the release of its earnings, but the stock recovered a bit after the report that Nissan is considering investing.

The stock currently trades at a valuation of $295 million.

Electrek’s Take

I’m not sure what to think about it. I’ve never been a big fan of Fisker, and I’ve warned people about investing in the company before.

If the report is true, I don’t know what Nissan sees in this. If they are behind on developing electric pickup trucks, it might be worth it for them, but I think that any significant investment would be a takeover the company.

It is now worth less than $300 million and that might be an attractive investment as a company that had $200 million in revenue last quarter in the growing EV market, but the looks are deceiving.

As I’ve highlighted before, Fisker was desperate in its previous fundraising efforts and took big convertible notes, which now add up to $1.2 billion, according to its last SEC filing.

Currently, there’s just no way Fisker can manage to pay that back and therefore, they will convert to stock and drastically dilute it for current shareholders.

So I don’t see a good outcome here other than Nissan picking the whole company up for cheap and accelerating its EV programs with it.

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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