Porsche Taycan is the Mission E's official production name

11 June, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Martin Tyler

Three years ago, Porsche debuted its Mission E concept, the first electric vehicle to challenge Elon Musk's Tesla Model S. Today that the Mission E concept has a new name as it moves closer to production.

Extensive construction and expansion at the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen headquarters At the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, a new paint shop, dedicated assembly area for the Taycan, and a conveyor bridge for transporting the painted bodies and drive units to the final assembly area all are now being built. The company says the auto can hit 60 mph in "well under" 3.5 seconds and 124 mph miles per in less than 12 seconds. Porsche isn't talking battery pack size, yet, but claims more than 300 miles of range on the European NEDC cycle, which should translate to about 240 miles of range in the U.S.


"Mission E to become the Porsche Taycan

The announcement of the baptism was made by Porsche on Friday during a " 70 years of Porsche Sports Cars" ceremony.

Porsche's upcoming first electric sedan has a new name.

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Previously, the manufacturer has released pictures of the build pre-production copies Taycan, where you can see individual elements of the model, for example, headlamps. The Porsche is expected to have a similar price to the Model S too, somewhere north of $80,000. Porsche says a four minute charge will be good enough to deliver approximately 100 km (62 miles) of range. Raw acceleration and speed are certainly impressive metrics, but overall range is a much more important metric when we're talking about electric cars.

This version of the Taycan is expected to be the flagship model but Porsche has invested a further 500million Euros (£437million) into its electrification strategy to develop additional versions of the auto.

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The novelty will be equipped with two electric motors.

Porsche plans to double its investment in hybrid and electric vehicles to more than US$7 billion by 2022; it predicts battery-powered vehicles could make up one-quarter of its sales by 2025.

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