Remember Porsche’s amazing Mission E concept study that was unveiled a couple of years ago? Well, it’s officially coming next year and has been renamed “Taycan” – a name that roughly translates to “lively young horse”.
The first all-electric car from Porsche, Taycan is a truly exciting, four-seater, sports car that aims to raise the bar when it comes to performance electric vehicles. How will it do that? The headline figures are 0-62mph in well under 3.5 seconds, a top speed of over 150mph and the ability to charge from 0 per cent to 80 per cent in just fifteen minutes.
Starting with that incredible 0-62mph sprint and top speed; Porsche Taycan will benefit from the equivalent of 600hp thanks to two permanently synchronous motors (PSM) that are more capable power-wise and more stable temperature-wise when compared to the induction motors used by other brands.
What’s really amazing about the new Porsche Taycan is that it twins this sublime performance with the aforementioned quick charging time and a range of around 310 miles. Thanks to investments from Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford and Audi, a new network of electric chargers - called the Ionity Network - should be available across Europe by 2020 to bring a new level of convenience to owning Taycan.
A maximum of 75 mile apart, each of these charging stations will allow the Porsche Taycan to utilise the full 800V fast charging ability. To begin with, only the Taycan will be capable of using the full 800V, thanks to its on-board electronics and advanced cooling technology.
We’re looking forward to bringing you more details of Porsche’s sensational Taycan over the coming weeks. What do you think of Mission E’s new name? We’d like to read your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.