09 Jul 21

Porsche 99X Electric and Porsche Taycan 4S electrify New York City ahead of Formula E's trip to The Big Apple

Before the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team makes its New York City debut this weekend (July 10 & 11), two fully electric Porsches - the 99X Electric race car and a Taycan 4S lit up Times Square.

Porsche turned heads before hitting the race track this weekend as the German marque lit up Times Square with its 99X Electric and Taycan 4S, showcasing the best the iconic manufacturer has to offer sustainable electromobility.

Porsche sees Formula E as the most competitive arena in which to advance the development of high-performance vehicles with a focus on environmental friendliness, energy efficiency and sustainability.

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The Porsche 99X Electric, fielded in Formula E since 2019, also serves the Porsche engineers as a development platform for the sports car manufacturer’s electric production models.

TAG Heuer and Porsche light up Times Square ahead of the Formula E New York City E-Prix

The vehicle’s 800-volt technology can also be found in the Taycan, Porsche’s first fully-electric production sports car, of which a prototype was unveiled to the world public in New York City in 2019.

New York City's drive for sustainability

In New York City, e-mobility and sustainability are not the only key factors on a Formula E weekend. With more than 1,750 electric cars, the city boasts the country’s largest fleet of electric vehicles.

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This figure is planned to grow to 2,000 by the end of 2025. The metropolis is well on its way to achieving the goal of 10,000 publicly accessible charging stations by the end of 2021. The city’s fleet of school buses is to be fully electric by 2035. And the people are completely behind this initiative: New Yorkers already consume less energy per capita than residents of any other state – except Rhode Island.

The Porsche Taycan prototype makes its debut at the Formula E finale in New York
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