Production Porsche Mission E To Be Called The Taycan

Production Porsche Mission E To Be Called The Taycan

Along with the name, Porsche also hinted at some specifications and details of the final production model. Despite the impressive performance, the Taycan will have a range in excess of 500 km (310 miles) in the New European Driving Cycle.

Porsche announced Friday that its long-running Mission E electric sedan will be called the Porsche Taycan when it starts production next year.

"Taycan" refers to a "lively, young horse", explained CEO Oliver Blume at a Porsche 70th anniversary event June 8, a nod to the black horse reared up on its hind legs in the Porsche crest.

Porsche is talking about a 800-volt system that should allow a charge rate of up to 350 kW, which could charge the vehicle up to 80% in only 15 minutes.

According to Porsche when the Taycan arrives, it will feature two electric motors producing more than 600 horsepower and will accelerate up to 60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. Full-electric and hybrid-electric cars will account for 25 percent of sales by 2025, the automaker said. There will likely be more extreme versions of this vehicle in the future. In preparation, the vehicle previously operating under the working title "Mission E" has now been given its official name: Taycan. "Our new electric sports auto is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomises freedom", explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. In the case of the Taycan, then, we're supposed to think about how horse travel made a new age of exploration possible.

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Interest in the Taycan has already been huge, Porsche says, though sales aren't expected to kick off in the United States for some time yet.

Porsche's first electric vehicle will go on sale in late 2019. If you've even taken a close look at a Porsche emblem/crest, you've noticed the leaping steed that's been there since 1952. Still, previous suggestions have indicated a starting price in the region of $80-90k. Today, it has announced that it's doubling that investment. There'll also be an outlay on ramping up production.

Porsche says a new paint shop, a dedicated assembly area, and a conveyor bridge for transporting the painted bodies and drive units to the final assembly area all are now being built.

Under the hood, the Taycan will have electric motors and a battery pack and practically no noise except for that of the running tyres.

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