Porsche Mission E to be called Porsche Taycan

Porsche Mission E to be called Porsche Taycan

The name of the Porsche Mission E concept's production version has been revealed.

The company also marked the occasion by revealing a 911 Speedster Concept, an open-top version of its iconic sports vehicle.

Porsche is bullish about the future of its full-electric Mission E Cross Turismo study that debuted at the auto show here this week.

Porsche on Friday introduced the official name of its battery electric vehicle as part of a ceremony in Europe marking 70 years of Porsche sports cars. Porsche claims a maximum range of over 500 km for the Tesla Model S rival.

The vehicle is expected to have a range of over 250 miles.

Powered by two synchronous motors generating more than 600 hp, the Taycan can do 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. Particularly noteworthy is that the Taycan's 800V charging technology will enable 100km of range with just 4 min of charge.


Taycan, roughly translated as "lively young horse", according to Porsche, references the imagery at the heart of the the brand's crest, which features a leaping horse. Along with the name, Porsche also hinted at some specifications and details of the final production model.

Porsche's first electric vehicle will go on sale in late 2019. Still, previous suggestions have indicated a starting price in the region of $80-90k. Around 500 million euro is going to go on Taycan variants and derivatives, it says, while around a billion euro will got on electrification and hybridization of the existing Porsche line-up.

Porsche's original goal had been to spend three billion euro ($3.53bn) on electromobility by 2022.

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.

The all-wheel-drive Taycan use two electric motors - one on each axle - drawing their power from lithium ion batteries mounted in the floor.

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