Leading the charge 

Porsche Great Britain – The electric convert: Taycan Cross Turismo owner Jason Prewitt is one of a new breed of Porsche aficionados embracing the move to electrification. And the 46-year-old Porsche Club GB member is converting his friends to the benefits of EV power along the way.

   

My Porsche journey began when I was 21 and my dad bought a burgundy Porsche 944 S2 with a cream leather interior. He’d leave the keys hanging up when he went on holiday, and it’s fair to say I got quite familiar with it over the years. It was a great car that left me hankering for a Porsche of my own.

I looked at a 911 five years ago, but with two small boys I told myself that I had to wait. I couldn’t get the thought of that 911 out of my head, though, and that’s when I bought a Type 991 GTS in Crayon Grey. It was the best car I’d owned – until the Taycan came along.

I run my own joinery business and work all over the country, so the Taycan made a lot of sense in terms of the benefits an electric vehicle brings, as well as being a great excuse to drive a nice car. Life with the 911 had already convinced me that the new Taycan would be an absolutely brilliant car to drive. 

I went to an open day at Porsche Centre Portsmouth, and straight after I’d sat in the car I put a deposit down. But I’m a keen golfer, so when the Cross Turismo was announced I immediately shifted my deposit on to that, and eventually found one in Crayon to match my GTS.

There are people who struggle with the idea that an EV can be a proper Porsche, but I’ve now done over 4,000 miles in two and a half months, and the driving experience is so like the 911. The handling is amazing and the power is always there because of those electric motors. 

I’ve had three friends in my Taycan who said they would never buy an EV, and two of them have already ordered one. Once you’ve seen it, sat in it and felt how it goes and handles, you realise it’s not just an electric car. It’s very much a Porsche.

Further Information

Explore the Porsche electric-model line-up at porsche.com/uk
 

Matt Master
Matt Master
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Consumption data

Taycan Cross Turismo Models

WLTP*
  • 24.8 – 21.2 kWh/100 km
  • 0 g/km
  • 415 – 490 km

Taycan Cross Turismo Models

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 24.8 – 21.2 kWh/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km
Electric range* combined (WLTP) 415 – 490 km
Electric range* in town (WLTP) 517 – 616 km
NEDC*
  • 26.5 – 26.2 kWh/100 km
  • 0 g/km

Taycan Cross Turismo Models

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Electric power consumption* combined (NEDC) 26.5 – 26.2 kWh/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (NEDC) 0 g/km