Porsche recently confirmed a few details for the upcoming Taycan, the production version of the Porsche Mission E. The Taycan is due to be released in 2019 and will be Porsche’s first attempt at a pure EV.

The Porsche Taycan is expected to sell around 20,000 units per year. It is expected to take from the 919 Hybrid project, using two permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) and a permanently magnetized rotor. Together, the two motors are expected to generate over 600 hp and are fed by batteries that give 500 km of range.

Performance will be electrifying. 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds with a 200 km/h sprint in under 12 seconds. The system is 800 volts, meaning that once the range is depleted, it will take just 15 minutes to charge another 400 km.

European manufacturers have began to embrace EV as, by 2020, they have committed to bringing their new car fleet average to just ninety-five grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre. It’s not just Europe where company’s see the demand though. In China for instance, there are currently 1.2 million electric cars, 579,000 of them were purchased in 2017. If growth remains the way it is, manufacturers expect to be selling 25 million new electric vehicles by 2025.

The Taycan has already produced more than 100 prototype vehicles. 40 engineers have been working on these vehicles with 21 shipped to South Africa for development testing. So far, these cars have covered around 40,000 km.

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  1. I don’t love the name. I don’t love the name. I don’t love the name. I don’t love the name! Why in the hell did you not choose the name Mission-e or why not simply Stuttgart or Electron!?

    Love the vehicle just sayin!

  2. Porsche wants $2500 deposit for a pre-order on a car that we don’t know what it looks like, don’t know what the price is. how it will be specced out or when it will be delivered. The dealers who have contacted me to place a deposit, are telling me that I have unreasonable expectations asking such rudimentary questions and they have long lines of others on their waiting lists to buy sight unseen!
    I’m supposed to be impressed. Having seen the supposed pre production model at the Ring or on the road in Germany in Spy shots, it looks like 4 door Panamera. Really boring. At least I would buy the Sport Turismo concept with its sleek racing lines they brought to LA for test drives but a box look that resembles a Ford sedan? Told the dealers I wont get sucked in by hype and 17 year old teen hysteria to buy something that I have no idea what it costs. They politely laughed.

    • I have a 996 C4S. I love the car and its lines. The lights have grown on me. My point about the “Panamera ish” look of the test cars they don’t look anything like the Concept car. Even the E Mission Turismo model they brought to California for demo looked really cool and fitting with the image of a new generation car. I actually would like this car in production since it is a Shooting Brake design that is good for daily commuting, weekends to go skiing, surfing, cycling, and I can still take the 911 for fun drives and the flat six howl. I don’t need or want a 4 door electric sedan. Tesla already has that.


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