Porsche approaches Bill Nye the Science Guy; Nye stars in a series of short videos on YouTube!
German automaker Porsche has tapped television’s favorite science expert for a new campaign highlighting its electric vehicle.
Porsche’s Taycan is an incredible electric vehicle. It’s one of Roadshow’s oen EVs, and it’s by far our top pick for EVs to drive in.
A large part of Taycan’s character comes from how it operates distinctly from other electric cars. To help explain those nuances in an engaging and entertaining fashion, Porsche turned to the one person best suited to the task Bill Nye.
The Science Guy himself is starring in a series of short videos on YouTube that individually break down the Taycan’s unique engineering features in a way that’s easy to understand and fun to watch. These include explainers on the Taycan’s two-speed transmission, its 800-volt battery system, its extremely robust regenerative braking system and its slippery aerodynamic profile.
Porsche provided a press release revealing that Bill Nye The Science Guy has created a new five-part video series that dives into the technology that drives the all-electric Porsche Taycan. The videos offer loads of details, yet they’re all very brief, so one need not to spend a ton of time learning how EVs work.
Throughout the series, viewers will learn about the innovative technology behind the Taycan as well as its special design and performance features that make it exceptional to drive.
“The 800 volt architecture, the regenerative braking, the active aerodynamics and more – they all add up to an all-electric Porsche that performs the way a Porsche should. Bill Nye heads to the track and garage to explain how the Taycan is able to be driven hard time and again on a single charge.” Porsche states.
The one area in which the Taycan really struggles is with its EPA-rated range. While the range is totally adequate for most people, folks shopping for a fast luxury EV might not give the Taycan a chance based on that fact alone, which is a Shame. Maybe seeing Bill Nye get stoked on the first Porsche EV will be enough to change some minds.
The company has been highly successful in recent times, and indeed claims to have the highest profit per unit sold of any car company in the world.