The Taycan’s four-door body makes for the sort useful practicality you’d expect of a smallish family car comparable to that of a fairly compact conventional saloon.
In outright terms, it offers slightly less cabin space than a BMW 3 Series, for example, but roughly the same amount of luggage space, with 366 litres available in the boot at the rear and a further 81 litres in the ‘frunk’ under the bonnet. You can store the car’s charging cables under the boot floor near the loading lip, which seems as sensible a place as anywhere, or in the frunk if you prefer; and both the former and the latter can be opened remotely via the car’s key, which is a feature few rival EVs offer.
A two-seater second row of seats comes as standard, with Porsche’s 4+1 cabin layout, with its middle rear seat and extra belt, a £336 option (our test car had it fitted). Those back seats are comfortable for growing children and smaller adults, although limited head room and leg room would make them a squeeze for taller adults, and they’d be likewise tight for three younger kids in booster seats.
The Taycan’s low silhouette and smallish door apertures oblige a fairly low and careful entry to the driver’s seat, but once you’re in you’re made very comfortable, and your view forwards at the road ahead is made particularly clear by a low scuttle. The standard seats don’t offer cushion extension as standard, but they have good lateral support, adjustable cushion height and plenty of lumbar support.