As part of Porsche’s 70th anniversary, they took this opportunity to reveal the production name of the Mission E Concept. Translated as “lively young horse”, the Porsche Taycan is the new name for the Mission E Concept’s production version. Taycan refers to the horse that has graced the Porsche crest ever since 1952. “Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it’s a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomises freedom”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.
Two permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) with a system output of over 600 hp accelerate the electric sports car to 100 kph in well under 3.5 seconds and to 200 kph in under twelve seconds. Unlike most electric cars, wherein the electric motors enter a “limp mode” after pushing the car’s electric motors multiple times, the Taycan promises to be reliable. Multiple jump starts are possible in succession without any loss of performance. Among other highlights of the Porsche Taycan include its maximum range of over 500 km in accordance with the NEDC.
The Porsche Taycan is going to be Porsche’s first ever full electric car once it launches in 2019, and with it, comes numerous investments in R&D, infrastructure, and production facilities for the brand. Porsche plans to invest more than six billion Euros in electromobility by 2022, doubling the expenditure that the company had originally planned.
Can Porsche build an electric car? Yes, Taycan!