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Bill Nye Explains the Porsche Taycan’s Electric Tech in 5 Fun Videos

Science communication hero Bill Nye outlines the Porsche Taycan’s advantages over other electric vehicles.

Dan Carney, Senior Editor

April 22, 2021

5 Slides

Bill Nye, The Science Guy has deployed his science evangelism to help consumers understand the significant differences between Porsche’s Taycan electric vehicle and other, more familiar models like the Tesla Model S.

As we described in our coverage of the Taycan’s introduction, Porsche has employed an 800-volt battery and electrical system instead of the current standard 400-v system. And it features a two-speed transmission rather than the usual single-speed EV gearbox.

Nye dives into these and other technical subjects to quickly and easily convey what makes the Taycan the Porsche of EVs.

Porsche has dedicated a YouTube channel just to the five-video series on the Taycan, leaving us the hope that the company has bigger plans for future collaborations with the science star. Click through our gallery to see them.

Meanwhile, Bill Nye isn't Porsche's only celebrity spokesmodel; actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure also made a video for the company.


About the Author(s)

Dan Carney

Senior Editor, Design News

Dan’s coverage of the auto industry over three decades has taken him to the racetracks, automotive engineering centers, vehicle simulators, wind tunnels, and crash-test labs of the world.

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