Road-going Porsche Mission E Concept to be called Taycan

Joanna Estrada
June 13, 2018

Two models now sit in the Mission E portfolio with the first having debuted in 2015 as the Mission E concept (a more traditional sports coupe body) followed by the Mission E Cross Turismo that debuted this year as an electric soft-roader.

The Porsche Taycan will sit below the Porsche Panamera in the range, with prices starting around £60-70,000. "With different levels of power". This electric vehicle not only signifies the German carmaker's entry in the zero emission pure electric mobility sector, but the auto is also expected to bring many first ever features for the brand. "For example, when you have 400bhp, it could be possible to upgrade to 450bhp".

In other Porsche news, the company has also revealed a new concept in honour of its 70th anniversary.

It's expected that the Porsche Mission E will deliver exceptional acceleration, but its maker has also promised a 310-mile range. Austria charges 15 cents per minute on the 22 kW charging stations. At the charging pedestal, the user identifies themselves either using a QR code via the app or with their "Porsche ID card", which the user receives free of charge after registering for the service. The Mission E platform is also rumoured to form the basis of an all-electric Bentley sports vehicle. Expect it to deliver a total of Codenamed as Porsche J1, the Taycan is underpinned by an all-new dedicated electric vehicle platform.

The central location of the batteries and twin-motor set-up will also give the car's technical architecture a better front-rear weight balance than combustion-engined cars, potentially allowing Porsche's engineers to soften the car's anti-roll bars to aid ride without hindering handling.

Porsche has launched Porsche Charging Service, a new charging service for plug-in and electric vehicles.

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At one test carried out in the Arctic Circle in a temperature of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, Taycan was tested against its most serious competitor Tesla Model S and Model X.

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