S/ Was There: Test Driving the Porsche Taycan GTS on an Eco-Friendly Adventure

Porsche taps into sustainable luxury with an eco-friendly adventure to test drive the Porsche Taycan GTS, the brand’s first all-electric vehicle that still looks and drives like a sportscar. The journey began at Toronto’s Shangri-La where drivers picked up their fully charged vehicles before heading to Glen Oro Farm, an eco-retreat outside of Toronto that focuses on sustainability practices.

With over 4,200 charging points worldwide, Porsche has added two destination chargers that can be found at Glen Oro Farm for a quick and convenient charge. This is part of the work Porsche and Electrify Canada have been working on to create a more efficient range of charging stations throughout Canada for all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Guests stayed in the Stargazer domes that come equipped with wood pellet stoves for heating, full kitchens to cook meals, ethically sourced toiletries, and solar fans in each dome. The eco-retreat also offers on-site vegetable gardens to teach guests more about sustainable food practices, horseback riding, a sauna, a cold plunge, and guided hikes along the mountain. After a night’s stay and exploring all of the amenities Glen Oro had to offer, we removed the Porsche from the charging port and made the journey back to downtown Toronto smoothly through the country roads before accelerating with the highway cruising range that made rush hour traffic seem like a breeze. Porsche recognizes the corporate responsibility around sustainable practices and combating climate change by implementing cars like the all-electric Taycan, and pursuing a zero-impact factory that will open in 2030 and will reduce production emissions by 95%.

View the gallery for a look at the Porsche Taycan GTS and our stay at Glen Oro Farm.